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Heart Valve Disease

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Living With Heart Valve Disease

When you have heart valve disease, it is important to protect yourself from future heart problems, even if your valve has been repaired or replaced with surgery. Here are some tips to stay healthy:

  • Know the type and extent of your heart valve disease.
  • Tell all your doctors and dentist you have valve disease.
  • Call your doctor if you have symptoms of an infection.
  • Take good care of your teeth and gums.
  • Take antibiotics before you undergo any procedure that may cause bleeding.
  • Carry a wallet card that may be obtained from the American Heart Association with specific antibiotic guidelines.
  • Take your medications. Your medications are used to control your symptoms and help your heart pump blood more efficiently. Follow your doctor’s instructions when you take your medications.
  • See your heart doctor for regular visits, even if you have no symptoms. Your appointments may be scheduled once a year or more often, if your doctor feels you need to be followed more closely.
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