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Can breast implants affect the heart?

Hi, I was born with a heart murmur. The official diagnosis is VSD. I ve taken antibiotics all my life before dental appointments and before any surgeries. I ve never had any limitations due to the murmur though. I m considering getting breast implants...is this going to be a problem or an extra risk considering my heart condition? I m wondering if my body/heart will react bad to a foreign object in it? What do I need to consider? Thanks!
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
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Hello,

I understand your concern and would explain that there are many complications related to breast implants, but they are not usually related to your heart condition.

Anyway, I would not recommend breast implants, especially for the risk of infection.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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