If you have one of these conditions you must take antibiotics for prophylaxis in a single dose form, 60 minutes before
the procedure. Recommended antibiotics include amoxicillin, or if allergic, clindamycin
1. Artificial heart
2. A history of infective endocarditis.
3. Certain specific serious congenital
(present from birth) heart conditions including:
-Unrepaired or incompletely repaired cyanotic
congenital heart disease, including those with palliative shunts and conduits.
repaired congenital heart defect with prosthetic material or device, whether placed by surgery or by catheter intervention,
during the first six months after the procedure.
-Any repaired congenital heart defect with residual
defect at the site or adjacent to the site of a prosthetic device.
4. A cardiac transplant that develops a
problem in a heart valve.