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Can people with pacemakers consume alcohol?

Can people with pacemakers consume alcohol?

Yes: Alcohol in moderation (one drink per day) has actually been proven to be beneficial in most patients except those with cardiomyopathy ( a disease of the heart muscle). A pacemaker's function is not affected by alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more


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How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after getting a pacemaker?

How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after getting a pacemaker?

Moderation: There is no set rule to having a glass of wine after undergoing pacemaker insertion. The only thing that we recommend is moderation in everything you do, including alcohol. A glass of red wine is usually ok. Discuss with your electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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Heart pacemaker - alcohol question. Can you drink if you have a pacemaker?

Heart pacemaker - alcohol question.  Can you drink if you have a pacemaker?

Drink: Yes you can. I would strongly suggest moderation , one beer, or one glass of wine only. Alcohol ingestion is bad for you even without a pacemaker. ...Read more

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Can people with a heart pacemaker drink alcohol occassionally?

Can people with a heart pacemaker drink alcohol occassionally?

Yes, usually: Unless the underlying reason for the cardiac condition is not alcohol related or exacerbated, social consumption of alcohol should not be a problem. Best to discuss with one's own physician. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after having aortic valve replacement surgery and while having a pacemaker?

Can you drink alcohol after having aortic valve replacement surgery and while having a pacemaker?

Yes: If you have a mechanical aortic valve and Coumadin (warfarin) for thinning blood, you have to be careful. Small quantities like a glass of wine or beer is okay. But large amounts can derange the blood thinning effects of coumadin (warfarin). No relationship with pacemakers. ...Read more

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The baby is 8 months old l i'm still lactating can I consume alcohol o ccasionally.

The baby is 8 months old l i'm still lactating can I consume alcohol o ccasionally.

See below: Yes. But in moderation. The alcohol is secreted into the breast milk and thus can be transferred to the child. Use common sense. ...Read more

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Can i consume alcohol while taking diltiazem?

Can i consume alcohol while taking diltiazem?

Alcohol & meds/drugs: It is strongly recommended that you not drink alcohol with adizem (diltiazem, a calcium-channel blocker). Alcohol affects how fast the medication is released from the capsule, according the prescribing information. Given that you are taking this for cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure or heart health reasons), it would make sense not to put yourself in danger because you consumed alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it possible to consume alcohol while on minocycline?

Is it possible to consume alcohol while on minocycline?

No interaction: was noted when combination of alcohol & minocycline was checked using Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. However, that doesn't mean that it isn't possible for an interaction to occur. ...Read more