Hi, I called the cardiac surgeone's office to schedule thje date for my aortic and mitral valve replacement surgery and the secretary told me I would need a dental screening before I can get the date scheduled. I made an appointment with a dentist for Thursday, but I can't help but wonder why a dentist needs to give the go ahead for this surgery. Do any of you know? I realize that I need to take antibiotics before dental work, but I didn't realize that there had to be dental approvall before heart surgery. What's up with that? Marcie
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why dental screening before valve replacement?