Appropriate antibiotics may be reasonably prescribed for you prior to certain dental and invasive procedures due to a higher risk of adverse outcomes from prosthetic valve related-infection (endocarditis). Your doctor will determine the right type and dosage of antibiotics for your specific situation.
Wilson, Water. “Prevention of Infective Endocarditis: Guidelines From the American Heart Association” by the Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease. Circulation, 2007; 116: 1736-1754. Accessible at https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.106.183095
American Heart Association Prevention of Infective (Bacterial) Endocarditis Wallet Card. Accessible at https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/infective-endocarditis
Bratzler, Dale W. “Clinical Practice Guidelines for Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery” by American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 2013; 70: 195-283 Accessible at http://www.idsociety.org/Antimicrobial_Agents/
Contact the Edwards Lifesciences technical support department at 800-822-9837 (USA) or 949-250-2500 for any additional information regarding safety of our products. Or, you may contact technical support online. If applicable, please include your implant serial model number in your request.
Contact the Edwards Lifesciences Implant Patient Registry for any additional information regarding your implant card, to register your card, to update your existing information or to request a new card.
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