Drinking alcohol after having mitral valve heart surgery for leaky heart valve allowed? Will alcohol have any effects on repaired heart valve?

Not directly. But depends on how much. Alcohol in large amounts can impair wound healing and depress your immune system. Ask your heart surgeon for specific amount that you may safely imbibe.
It depends. On whether you will be taken anticoagulants. Those drugs do not mix with alcohol.
It's bad post-op. Alcohol impairs the bodies immune system, including the white cells that eat up germs and those that make antibodies, as well as the cells (fibroblasts) that help us lay down fibrous tissue and scar. It is also, depending on the dose, potentially toxic to the heart, weakening the heartbeat. It also impairs blood clotting, and if you are any anti-clotting agents is dangerous. Talk to your md.

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If I have had mitral valve repair heart surgery, and now year later drink alcohol occasionally will it weaken my heart valve?

ETOH. one drink a day or less should be ok, but you should check with your own doctor. Read more...
ALCOHOL. Aside the usual common sense admonitions about alcohol excess applicable to all there is no specific concern with respect to mitral valve repair surgery,Atrial fibrillation is common in patients with chest surgery and mitral valve disorders,alcohol can in susceptible persons potentiate atrial fib so be aware of this. Read more...

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?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Does alcohol weaken heart valves and is it bad to drink if you have had mitral valve repair heart surgery to fix leaky valve.

No. Alcohol won't damage the heart valve, or affect the repair. Remember however that moderation is key with alcohol consumption. Hope this helps! Read more...
Alcohol. Alcohol weakens heart muscle, it doesn't do much to the valves. More than one drink a day is 'bad' for everybody and recently suggested to be even worse as you get past middle age. Read more...

Will drinking alcohol cause leakage of your mitral heart valve, if you have a weakened mitral valve due to endocarditis.?

Doubt it. Alcohol won't exacerbate the leakage. What it can do when used excessively is to weaken your heart muscle and then that can weaken your mitral valve. Read more...
Cardiomyopathy. Alcohol is not likely to directly effect a endocarditis damaged valve. However, heavy alcohol usage can cause alcoholic cardiomyopathy. This toxic effect injures the heart muscle, diminishes the muscle function, and dilates the heart. Dilation of the heart causes valves to leak. "echocardiogram may show enlarged heart chambers, leaking valves, and reduced pumping efficiency" http://goo.Gl/po8vcu. Read more...

Can you drink alcohol if you had mitral valve repair open heart surgery... Will alcohol cause any damage to heart if had surgery in the past?

Generally yes. Check with your doc, but in general, alcohol in moderation is ok after you are healed from your surgery. Read more...
Alcohol. One small alcoholic beverage a couple of times a week is usually ok. Having said this, if you've already had a surgery on your heart you might want be conservative about what you eat and drink. . Read more...

Is it bad for my heart valve if I inhale 2nd hand smoke from cigarettes marijuana if I had heart surgery for leaking mitral valve repair to fix leak?

Your Doctor. This is impossible to answer. First we have no way of knowing how much you are inhaling. We do not know the specific particulars about your heart disease. This type of question in your case has to be addressed with the physician providing you care. Read more...
Surgery. Exposure to secondhand smoking should not affect the outcomes of your surgery. In general, would be best if you avoid exposure to secondhand smoking. Try to encourage smokers around you to quit. Read more...
Bad for you. . There is not much information about the effects of secondhand marijuana smoke on mitral valves, but there is a lot of information that tells us that secondhand marijuana smoke is bad for you in general. Read more...