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Should you tell your doctor about your heart conditions before getting an anesthetic?

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Before having surgery with a general anesthetic, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist in charge what heart conditions you have and what heart failure drugs you are taking. An antibiotic may need to be prescribed prior to your surgical or dental procedure.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "How Can I Live With Heart Failure?" and "Heart Failure Medications."

MedlinePlus: "Heart failure - Medicines."

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Failure."

 

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 2, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "How Can I Live With Heart Failure?" and "Heart Failure Medications."

MedlinePlus: "Heart failure - Medicines."

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Failure."

 

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 2, 2019

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