Posts Tagged ‘gastroscopy’

Endoscopy Risk & Mitral Valve Prolapse. Part 2

Monday, May 7th, 2012

These high-risk procedures include gastroscopy in which the esophagus is dilated or in which a needle is used to deliver an injection into the lining of the esophagus. Patients at high-risk of endocarditis include those who have had the condition in the past, those who have had their heart valves replaced and those who have recently received vascular grafts. Most patients do not fall into this category. (more…)

Endoscopy Risk & Mitral Valve Prolapse. Part 1

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Q.I will be having a colonoscopy along with a gastroscopy and am nervous because I have mitral valve prolapse. Is this procedure dangerous for someone with this heart condition? Louise (more…)