A 41-year-old member asked:
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i had an aortic aneurysm with dissection and had a pace maker put in. would it be alright for me to have alcoholic drinks?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
IN MODERATION: In general, it would be ok to have an occassional glass of wine or beer or cocktail, but you really need to get a final ok from your doctors. Some of your meds could make it difficult to consume alcohol. Good luck.
Answered on Feb 5, 2013
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably not: You've already had 2 near death experiences and if your taking all the meds prescribed for you i'd stop drinking and smoking now. Good luck!
Answered on Apr 8, 2013

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Alcohol: I would not advise that. Double check with your cardiologist.
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Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Ao dissection: Typically is of abrupt onset and not preceded by an aneurysm

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