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Pulling Problem Teeth Before Heart Surgery to Prevent Infection May Be Catch-22

Pulling Problem Teeth Before Heart Surgery to Prevent Infection May Be Catch-22

Patients with dental extractions before cardiac surgery still at risk for poor outcomes, study finds   Rochester, Minn. — Feb. 27, 2014 — To pull or not to pull? That is a common question when patients have the potentially dangerous combination of abscessed or infected teeth and the need for heart surgery.  [...]

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Dr. Grim Dental Heart Study - Individualized Approach (:12)

Dr. Grim says each patient should be looked at individually to gauge the risk benefit to oral surgery before heart surgery.

Created by Joel Streed

Dr. Grim Dental Heart Study - Current Guidelines (:33)

Dr. Grim discusses the current guidelines regarding tooth extraction prior to heart valve replacement.

Created by Joel Streed

Dr. Grim Dental Heart Study - Takeaway Message (:37)

Dr. Kendra Grim explains that conversations between the health care team and the patient needs to happen to discuss risks and benefits to oral surgery before heart surgery.

Created by Joel Streed

Dr. Phillip Sheridan on Dental Problems and Gum Disease

This Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Weekend features Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Phillip Sheridan on dental problems and gum disease. Medical Edge Weekend 1-30-10

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