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Had heart murmur and was told couldn't get tattoo. Can I get one if I premedicated?

I found out I had a heart murmur in 7th grade. Ive been back to the heart specialist my sophomore year in high school and everything was fine and he had a hard time trying to hear it. But he said in 7th grade I couldn t get a tattoo. Ive read some articles saying that if I premedicaied then I could get one. Just wondering if I could get one after its been almost 7 years?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Thanks for writing in. I am qualified and certified cardiologist. In one line answer to your question yes it is possible to give infective endocarditis prophylaxis given before getting a tattoo.
Nonetheless, this murmur can be entirely benign (say because of anemia, thin buld with some turbulence across mitral or pulmonary valve of no significance), therefore, I would suggest to you how about getting echocardiography done. That will result in finding no disease and obviate the need for medication on the other you could be having bicuspid aortic with some aortic leak causing murmur. The later situation you would not need prophylaxix you will have to follow it up with the cardiologist later on.
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Anil Grover
Answered: Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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