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If you are completely well and on no medication of any kind an echo once a year should be enough, provided you let your doctors know if there is any change in your condition. Otherwise every six months should be more than enough.
The current recommendation of the American Heart Association is that all patients who have artificial material used for valve repair in the heart or who have incompletely repaired congenital defects should have antiobiotics for dental and other procedures. For most people that means amoxycillin 2G orally as a single dose an hour before the procedure. If you like I will send you a summary of the AHA recommendations if you let me have a fax number or e mail address
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