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  • Antibiotic pre-med

    Since I am a dental hygienist this subject is near and dear to my heart (no pun intended). I just want to make sure everyone knows that antibiotic coverage is necessary before any dental work (that might involve the bloodstream) or any other infection or surgical procedure. My son had a badly infected ingrown toenail and I learned even that could be dangerous for him. He had to be on antibiotics for the podiatrist to treat him. Check with your cardiologist to be sure. Carolyn

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    Good point!
    As a person who has already had endocarditis once I can tell you it is something you want to avoid! In my case the 1st sign of the infection was a stroke!
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)