A 21-year-old female asked:
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can i drink caffeine such as coffee after mitral valve repair? is decaf coffee ok.

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Dr. Michael Hajdu
27 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Caffeine does not effect heart valve function.
Answered on Sep 13, 2013
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably: If you are the individual with the valve repair, i would be concerned for a more complex cardiac history. A 21 year old having undergone significant cardiac surgery should carefully discuss all these matters with both surgeon and cardiologist. In general, yes to both caffeinated and decaffeinated.
Answered on Sep 1, 2017
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Shouldn't be any: Problem.
Answered on Sep 18, 2013
Dr. Donald Thomas
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Coffee is not contraindicated in the majority of patients. If abnormal rhythm issues are present it might be better to avoid caffeine. Moderation is wise.
Answered on Apr 9, 2014

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Coffee : At 21 if your repair is successful you should be able to build up to 2 or 3 cups a day if you feel the need for that much.
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