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Aortic Valve Replacement & Antibiotics for Dental Work

Posted By  CCF Cardio MD-SGM on January 12, 1998 at 15:52:21:

In Reply to: Aortic Valve Replacement & Antibiotics for Dental Work posted by Frances Porgal on January 10, 1998 at 21:32:09:

: Had AVR in 1988 with allograph.  Can next replacement be done with minimally invasive procedure for "repeat" AVR?  What is latest in mechanical valves.
  Am allergic to penicillan.  Is Vancomycin only other alternative for dental work - no oral meds that can be used?  Is intense itching when Vanco pushed in less than 60 mins normal side affect?
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Dear Frances,
Your questions are timely and relevant.  Regarding the AVR allograft you underwent in 1988,  it appears that your doctors are recommending a redo surgery.  I
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