Aortic Valve Stenosis
Medicines aren't used to treat Reference aortic valve stenosis Opens New Window. But you may need medicines to prevent and treat complications from the condition. Or you may need to take medicines if you have valve replacement surgery.
If you have valve replacement surgery, you may need:
- Reference Anticoagulant medicine, (such as warfarin). Depending on the type of valve you receive, you may need to take this medicine for a few months or for the rest of your life.
- Reference Antibiotics Opens New Window. If you have an artificial valve, you may need these medicines before you have certain Reference dental or surgical procedures. The antibiotics help prevent an infection in your heart called Reference endocarditis Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference February 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology