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Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

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Dr. Michael Fenster answered

Specializes in Cardiology

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 examined, most research has focused on wine, and red wine in particular. Studies suggest that moderate consumption (1-3 four oz. Glasses per day) provides benefit compared to none at all. However overconsumption or binge drinking has significant risk.

Answered Feb 21, 2021

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Dr. Daniel Engelman answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

It depends what medications you're on. I would limit myself to 1 to 2 drinks in any given day. Also alcohol can affect the drug coumadin (warfarin).

Answered Feb 26, 2020

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