No alcohol after heart valve replacement?

Not necessarily. In general, up to modest use of alcohol should be ok unless you have exaggerated BP or arrhythmia responses or alcohol related heart muscle problem, there is no a priori reason to avoid alcohol after valve surgery.

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Is it okay to feel a sense of loss after heart valve replacement surgery?

Yes. A large number of patients will have a short period of depression post-operatively after heart surgery in general. I don't think we really understand why this happens, but in my experience, the great majority of these patients recover over time and their depression resolves. It would be appropriate to seek psychiatric attention if this period prolongs beyond a few months. Read more...
Yes. Our humanity and vulnerability are exposed with any surgery but cardiac patients not uncommonly will have some depression and loss until they are back at work or play! Read more...

Heart valve replacement. Which valves need it most?

Heart valves. The mitral and aortic valves are the most often replaced valves, but sometimes the mitral valve can be repaired, but not the aortic valve. So probably the aortic is the most replaced. It is much less common that the pulmonary or tricuspid valve be replaced. Read more...