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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Palpitations?: Some individuals could be alcohol intolerant and their blood pressure can drop as a direct reaction to drinking. Alcohol can also contribute to arrthy ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
No relation: One can drink regular coffee if one has a stent.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Higano
36 years experience Cardiology
Coronary stent: Coronary stents can not be "replaced" as such. However, they can be re-opened or restented if they renarrow , or restenose. The injury or trauma to t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Bad stuff: If a stent closes slowly (stenosis) or quickly (thrombosis) the net effect is the same. Reduced or complete absence of blood flow to the area that the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
It's bad post-op: Alcohol impairs the bodies immune system, including the white cells that eat up germs and those that make antibodies, as well as the cells (fibroblast ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: For most patients with heart disease one glass of red wine is ok a few times a week. For dilated cardiomyopathy or other CHF patients, any alcohol is ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Coffee : At 21 if your repair is successful you should be able to build up to 2 or 3 cups a day if you feel the need for that much.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: In general, up to modest use of alcohol should be ok unless you have exaggerated BP or arrhythmia responses or alcohol related heart muscle problem, t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: You are 32 years old and having a coronary bypass? If that is the case, you should be a lot more worried about what you need to do to avoid getting m ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Long before: Alcohol is a toxin to the heart and more than two drinks a day has been associated with arrhythmias and heavy drinking can lead to weakening of the he ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: And the alcoholic kind, if not in excess. I trust that if the kidney stones are made of uric acid and you have gout, you're either being treated or wi ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Somewhat: It may not be too bad for the valves but it it certainly very bad for the heart muscle (myocardium) when you do acute excessive ingestion of alcohol. ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes knock it off: If the scar on the front of your chest doesnt convince you to stop smoking nothing will. Smoking will continue to damage your heart arteries and will ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
It adds risks: particularly of bleeding. the combination of Aspirin and alcohol can lead to gastrointestinal bleeding. If you are talking about a baby Aspirin a da ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
EtOH is a depressant: Our brain monitors&adjusts heart muscle rate&strength of contraction 20-30 times/second. After alcohol, many people express feelings kept hidd ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: All in moderation. One glass of wine a day with meal may be beneficial to lipid prophile. Watch out for drug interactions.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Once you have recovered from coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) moderate alcohol use can be part of a healthful diet. Of all the forms of alcohol e ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Not recommended.: Acute alcoholic pancreatitis is a very serious disease, which can even be fatal in many instances. The fact that you have recovered from your previou ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Probably : Related to gastritis or a gastric ulcer or an esophageal injury from the vomitting. You need to be examined by your doctor. You also need to abstain f ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Alcohol: Should have no significant effect on valve repair. Drinking 1-2 drinks per day for a male seems to help prevent early mortality.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Gastric bypass: Yes, though i strongly encourage my patients to give up caffeinated beverages.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: One cup probably will not hurt if you do not have symptoms. But the real question to ask is, "why would you want to jeopardize your health?" consid ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: The amount of wine, but in moderation it should not be harmful.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hajdu
27 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Caffeine does not effect heart valve function.

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