Living with heart valve problems

It is important that you take any prescribed drugs regularly and discuss any troublesome side effects, as well as any new symptoms, with your doctor.

In order to relieve the pressure on your heart it is advisable to try to do what you can to reduce the risk of further heart problems.

As people with heart valve problems have an increased risk of a rare condition called Infective Endocarditis it is advisable to inform your doctor, or dentist, about your condition before you have any invasive treatment. They will assess you and decide if you need to take antibiotics prior to your treatment.

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