A 22-year-old female asked:
if i have had mitral valve repair heart surgery , and now year later drink alcohol occasionally will it weaken my heart valve ?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered
50 years experience Cardiology
ETOH: one drink a day or less should be ok, but you should check with your own doctor
Answered on Jun 17, 2020
Dr. Harinder Gill answered
38 years experience Cardiology
ALCOHOL: Aside the usual common sense admonitions about alcohol excess applicable to all there is no specific concern with respect to mitral valve repair surgery,Atrial fibrillation is common in patients with chest surgery and mitral valve disorders,alcohol can in susceptible persons potentiate atrial fib so be aware of this.
Answered on May 14, 2019
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