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Valve Surgery Post-Op Care

Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you have had your valve repaired or replaced. They may prescribe antibiotics before procedures, especially dental work, to prevent an infection from settling in your heart.

It is possible that you will be taking Coumadin, an anticoagulant, commonly called a "blood thinner." Coumadin causes blood to take a longer time to form a clot.

There are several points you should know about Coumadin:

Valve Surgery Post-Op Care

Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you have had your valve repaired or replaced. They may prescribe antibiotics before procedures, especially dental work, to prevent an infection from settling in your heart.

It is possible that you will be taking Coumadin, an anticoagulant, commonly called a "blood thinner." Coumadin causes blood to take a longer time to form a clot.

There are several points you should know about Coumadin: