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Drinking Beer After Heart Stents
Drinking alcohol after having mitral valve heart surgery for leaky heart valve allowed? Will alcohol have any effects on repaired heart valve?
21 year old had mitral valve repair heart surgery..Love drinking coffee use to drink more than 1 cup a day, can I still drink caffeine after heart sur?
Yes...: You likely had mitral valve prolapse at your age. Symptoms can feel like a racing heart or palpitations. Caffiene and other triggers including stress can bring on the symptoms. If your heart is otherwise healthy with a good repair, you should be able to have caffeine in moderation. If you have an irregular heart rhythm like atrial fibrillation, caffeine may increased heart rate response to afib. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: You are 32 years old and having a coronary bypass? If that is the case, you should be a lot more worried about what you need to do to avoid getting more arteriosclerosis than you are about whether you can drink wine. Safe drinking limits are 2 glasses (5 oz. each) per day in men and one glass per day in women; more than that puts you at risk of further health problems. ...Read more
Long before: Alcohol is a toxin to the heart and more than two drinks a day has been associated with arrhythmias and heavy drinking can lead to weakening of the heart. Alcohol in moderation is good for the heart up to 2 glasses of red wine daily. Since, alcohol can interact with medications, one should not consume alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to angiography. Chronic drinkers, are a risk for withdrawl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is consuming a lot of alcohol at once, getting "drunk" occasionally bad for the heart valves, i had mitral valve repair heart surgery. ?
Somewhat: It may not be too bad for the valves but it it certainly very bad for the heart muscle (myocardium) when you do acute excessive ingestion of alcohol. Long term it may develop "alcoholic cardiomyopathy" Also, if you are on blood thinners (warfarin) it will throw all values off. You know the effects of alcohol on the liver. You already had a close encounter with you own mortality: Why risk it? ...Read more
Yes knock it off: If the scar on the front of your chest doesnt convince you to stop smoking nothing will. Smoking will continue to damage your heart arteries and will also prematurely cause your grafts to fail. Never mind the ongoing risk of lung cancer, stroke, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It adds risks: particularly of bleeding. the combination of Aspirin and alcohol can lead to gastrointestinal bleeding. If you are talking about a baby Aspirin a day for cardiac protection and having one beer, the risks are very low. However, if you are taking larger doses for arthritis and drink more than 1-2 beers, you do have risks of heartburn, reflux and even bleeding. ...Read more
EtOH is a depressant: The brain monitors&adjusts heart muscle rate & strength of contraction 20-30 times/second. After alcohol, many people express feeling they keep hidden/controlled while sober. Brain control (thus also heart function) is highly influenced by feelings to include our history/memory/complex-associations. For some, alcohol greatly increases cardiac arrhythmia; Docs can't see causes; only end behaviors. ...Read more
Not recommended.: Acute alcoholic pancreatitis is a very serious disease, which can even be fatal in many instances. The fact that you have recovered from your previous episode does not mean you are not at risk of developing it again, and a repeat episode could be worse. Although you might get away with it, the potential risks if you don't are so severe that I would recommend not drinking again. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably : Related to gastritis or a gastric ulcer or an esophageal injury from the vomitting. You need to be examined by your doctor. You also need to abstain from alcohol( and drugs) before you do some serious damage that may affect your life in the shsort run or worse cause chronic liver disease, to mention just 2 negatives from the excesses. Be smart...You are not as immortal as you think. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does alcohol affect heart valves in a negative way if had mitral valve repair heart surgery.1 year has passed Is drinking alcohol allowed?
Gastric bypass: Yes, though i strongly encourage my patients to give up caffeinated beverages. ...Read more
21 years old..Had mitral valve repair heart surgery..I love drinking coffee, use to drink more than one cup a day..Can i still have caffeine?
Yes, but...: Without knowing what kind of surgery it is hard to be completely sure about recommendations, however some caffeine is likely quite safe. In general, it is good to be moderate in using such stimulants as caffeine as they can result in fast heart rates and elevated blood pressure. But as exercise can also raise heart rate, what happens with caffeine should not be a problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on: The amount of wine, but in moderation it should not be harmful. ...Read more
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