A 33-year-old member asked:
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when can i drink coffee after open heart surgery?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Ask surgeon: If you are the individual with the heart surgery, I am concerned of a more complex cardiac history. A 33 year old having undergone significant cardiac surgery should directly discuss all these matters with both surgeon and cardiologist. Diet after any surgery is discussed with specific surgeon. Coffee is often started with regular diet.
Answered on Jul 21, 2018
Dr. Christopher Kwon
24 years experience Thoracic Surgery
As tolerated: As soon as you can tolerate liquids. I would stick to decaf, unless your doctor allows otherwise.
Answered on Mar 8, 2018
Dr. Donald Thomas
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Now: There is really no contraindication to drinking coffee in moderation after heart surgery if every thing is going well.
Answered on Oct 5, 2018

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
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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Dr. James Chapman
41 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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