Antibiotics Antibiotics

Prosthetic Heart Valves

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.

Additional information

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

American Heart Association Prevention of Infective (Bacterial) Endocarditis Wallet Card. Accessible at

Bratzler, Dale W. “Clinical Practice Guidelines for Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery” by American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 2013; 70: 195-283 Accessible at

Contact technical support

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.

Implant patient registry

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. 

Implant patient registry information

Surgical Heart Valve Recipient

855-477-6939 (toll free)

Transcatheter Heart Valve Recipient

855-477-4086 (toll free)
Mail: Implant Patient Registry
Edwards Lifesciences LLC
P.O. Box 11150
Santa Ana, CA 92711-1150 USA

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