A valve can be mechanical or bioprosthetic. Mechanical valves include caged-ball, single-tilted disc, and bileaflet-tilted disc. Bioprosthetic valves include, heterografts and homografts.
Different types of prosthetic valves require different levels of antithrombotic and anticoagulation therapy.
Patients with prosthetic valves are commonly on anticoagulation therapy.
Drug allergies may affect the type of medication used for antibiotic prophylaxis.
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