A 21-year-old female asked:
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21 years old..had mitral valve repair heart surgery..i love drinking coffee, use to drink more than one cup a day..can i still have caffeine?

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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?" consider that you might need to talk about your feelings of having had the procedure with you physician. Sounds like you have some issues you need to discuss. Personally i would consider myself "allergic to caffeine" as an excuse not to be tempted.
Answered on Jul 22, 2014
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Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: As long as you do not have signs of caffeine overdose, like palpitations, you should be ok.
Answered on Nov 23, 2013
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, but...: Without knowing what kind of surgery it is hard to be completely sure about recommendations, however some caffeine is likely quite safe. In general, it is good to be moderate in using such stimulants as caffeine as they can result in fast heart rates and elevated blood pressure. But as exercise can also raise heart rate, what happens with caffeine should not be a problem.
Answered on Nov 23, 2013

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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.
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No: I strongly urge you curtail alcohol consumption sharply. If not, you are asking for serious additional cardiac issues.
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I do not: Thinks so. It can increase your heart rate but that's all. Think however moderation like in everything in life.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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ETOH: one drink a day or less should be ok, but you should check with your own doctor

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