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Had mitral valve repair surgery 6months ago..If i drink alcohol will it have harmful effects on heart since i had surgery to fix leaking heart valve?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Heart valve surgery

It is important to follow your surgeon and other doctors advice concerning diet and alcohol consumption.
If you have forgotten the advice then call your doctors office and ask for clarification of the advice.

In brief: Heart valve surgery

It is important to follow your surgeon and other doctors advice concerning diet and alcohol consumption.
If you have forgotten the advice then call your doctors office and ask for clarification of the advice.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Philip Ovadia
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol will not damage the heart in any way.
Excessive alcohol intake over a long period of time can cause damage to the heart. There is no reason that you can't responsible consume alcohol after heart surgery.

In brief: No

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol will not damage the heart in any way.
Excessive alcohol intake over a long period of time can cause damage to the heart. There is no reason that you can't responsible consume alcohol after heart surgery.
Dr. Philip Ovadia
Dr. Philip Ovadia
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Moderation

Unless you are taking anticoagulant medication, a mild amount of alcohol is not a problem. However if you have or are prone to cardiac arrhythmias, alcohol should be avoided entirely.

In brief: Moderation

Unless you are taking anticoagulant medication, a mild amount of alcohol is not a problem. However if you have or are prone to cardiac arrhythmias, alcohol should be avoided entirely.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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