Tricuspid Valve Disease Prevention
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How to Prevent Tricuspid Valve Disease
Tricuspid valve disease cannot be prevented. But, there are several things you can do to try to avoid some of the complications:
- If you have an abnormal valve, take antibiotics before any dental cleaning, dental work, or other invasive procedures. This will help prevent infection of the heart valve.
- Treat Strep Throat infections promptly to avoid rheumatic fever, which can cause scarring of the heart valve.
- If your valve problem was caused by rheumatic fever, talk to your doctor about antibiotic treatment to prevent future episodes of rheumatic fever.
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