Bicuspid Aortic Valve Medication

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Duraisamy Balaguru, MBBS, MRCP, FACC, FAAP, FSCAI; Chief Editor: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Patients with bicuspid aortic valve are at increased risk for infective endocarditis. Prophylactic antibiotics are no longer required for dental or surgical procedures as recommended by the American Heart Association in 2007 [48] but are recommended to prevent recurrence if an episode of endocarditis has occurred, prosthetic heart valve placed or for 6-months after complete repair of congenital heart defects. [39]