Heart surgery at 18 years old. Will it rule me out for lots of good jobs?

And your outcome?? Heart surgery at 18 might mean something as benign as a trans-vascular ASD closure or a heart transplant. Your general health & lifestyle achieved after the procedure will set stage for what you can do. If you are playing racket ball 2 days a week & cycling 6 miles/day the types of work you compete for will be different than those you pursue if you must maintain a quiet lifestyle.
Should not. Cardiac surgery if succesfull should not impact your ability to perform the majority of jobs out there.

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Can you smoke cigarettes after you've had open heart surgery? If you had open heart surgery when you were like 2 years old or younger and now currently 18 years old, can you smoke cigarettes? Will I be just smoking like a regular person who never had open

It . It will be a problem for you like it is for everyone else who smokes: you'll risk getting severe lung disease, cancer, and blockages of blood vessels than can cause amputations, heart attacks, and strokes. The risk may be higher in your case because of your prior surgery (hard to know without knowing what surgery you had and why), but you can be very confident that smoking will hurt you no matter what. Plus you'll smell bad and waste thousands of dollars. Read more...
It's bad for you. Regardless of what kind of open heart surgery you had. Most surgeries at that age are to correct congenital heart disease, which is not directly related to your smoking, but might be to your mother's, if she smoked during pregnancy. If you are not smoking, don't start. If you are, quit. There are many ways to stop smoking and all of them can work. 1-800-quitnow is a good option. Read more...
Smoking is bad for u. It's not like you are going to catch on fire or explode if you smoke, , but smoking is bad for your heart and lungs and all the blood vessels in the body. 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. One cup probably will not hurt if you do not have symptoms. But the real question to ask is, "why would you want to jeopardize your health?" consider that you might need to talk about your feelings of having had the procedure with you physician. Sounds like you have some issues you need to discuss. Personally i would consider myself "allergic to caffeine" as an excuse not to be tempted. Read more...
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 more...