What are other precautions for patients with prosthesis?

What are other precautions for patients with prosthesis?

In this video, Dr. Smita Mishra, Paediatric Cardiologist, Associate Director - Jaypee Hospital, will discuss the precautions for patients with prosthesis. Infection is prevalent in patients with prosthesis. They are prone of cardiac infections so need to be very careful. Infective endocarditis prophylaxis along with dental hygiene is very important.  Six month dental checkup should be done to avoid any caries of tooth. Any infection in the body should be promptly treated. Patient with artificial valve should be careful with antibiotics and avoid self prescription.

Dr. Smita Mishra

Completed MD (Pediatrics) from S S Medical College, Rewa (MP). Done FNB (Pediatric Cardiology) from Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi. Has an illustrious experience of more than 20 years. Specialized in Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, and Noninvasive Pediatric Cardiology. Holds expertise in treating and managing Atrial Septal Defects, Congenital Valve Problems, Arrhythmias, Congenital Heart Disease, Kawasakis disease etc. Well-regarded member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Chairperson of IAP Cardiology Chapter & Executive board member of Delhi IAP. Has many appreciated papers and presentations to her credit, and has significantly contributed to the medical literature. Conceptualized programme called Spandan for the children suffering from Heart disease at native place Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Has been awarded the IMA Best Doctor Award in 2013.

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