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A 22-year-old female asked:

can i drink a limited amount alcohol while having mild mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Yes: Limited is a relative term, ideally no more than 5-7 glasses per week, and no more than 1-2 at a time.
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Probably yes: Mitral valve prolapse is fairly common. Most people never need anything done for it except take antibiotics before procedures. So assuming no other issues drinking sensibly should be fine.

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