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Aortic Valve Stenosis - Medications

Medicines aren't used to treat aortic valve stenosis. But you may need medicines to prevent and treat complications from the condition. Or you may need to take medicines if you have your valve replaced.

If you have an artificial valve, you may need:

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  • Blood thinners. You may take a blood thinner to prevent blood clots. Blood thinners include antiplatelet medicine, such as aspirin, or anticoagulant medicine, such as warfarin.
  • AntibioticsAntibiotics. If you have an artificial valve, you may need these medicines before you have certain dental or surgical procedures. The antibiotics help prevent an infection in your heart called endocarditis.

You may need other medicines if you develop other problems, such as arrhythmias or heart failure. For more information, see the topic Heart Failure.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: August 08, 2014
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