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A 32-year-old male asked:

After quadruple cabg surgery, can the patient have caffeine (coffee or tea) once they are home from the hospital? thank you.

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: I often tell my patients that it is ok to drink coffee or tea in moderation. Obviously, this has to be individualized for each patient. A patient with a rapid heart rate may benefit by staying away from caffiene.
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
Cardiology 24 years experience
Decaf is better : It's better to limit caffeine intake by drinking decaf. Caffeine may increase heart rate and trigger arrhythmia.

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