A 36-year-old member asked:
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is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: 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 on Feb 26, 2020
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Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Maybe: 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 on Feb 26, 2020
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Not a recommendation! concerns are calories, dizziness, pain meds and reactions. Worth a talk with the surgeon to have full opinion!
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
No: Alcohol won't damage the heart valve, or affect the repair. Remember however that moderation is key with alcohol consumption. Hope this helps!
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It's bad post-op: Alcohol impairs the bodies immune system, including the white cells that eat up germs and those that make antibodies, as well as the cells (fibroblast ... Read More
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Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Generally yes: Check with your doc, but in general, alcohol in moderation is ok after you are healed from your surgery.

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