A 41-year-old member asked:
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no alcohol after heart valve replacement?

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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, there is no a priori reason to avoid alcohol after valve surgery.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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