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I had open heart surgery for a heart murmur and they put in a heart patch, is it okay for me to smoke?
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Please
Please do not smoke! why go through such a procedure to only turn around and increase your risk of death again? Call 1800quitnow for help.

In brief: Please
Please do not smoke! why go through such a procedure to only turn around and increase your risk of death again? Call 1800quitnow for help.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatrics - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: No
Smoking greatly increases your risk of heart attacks, stroke and lung cancer, so it's not okay for anyone to smoke.
In addition smoking creates risk for other people who breath second-hand smoke, and children whose parents smoke are much more likely to take it up themselves. Your history of heart surgery might increase your risk from smoking, but that's not really the important issue for you.

In brief: No
Smoking greatly increases your risk of heart attacks, stroke and lung cancer, so it's not okay for anyone to smoke.
In addition smoking creates risk for other people who breath second-hand smoke, and children whose parents smoke are much more likely to take it up themselves. Your history of heart surgery might increase your risk from smoking, but that's not really the important issue for you.
Dr. Lars Erickson
Dr. Lars Erickson
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Of course it could depend on how much you would want to go through heart surgery again, this time for bypass surgery.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: NO!
The surgery has nothing to do with it, but of course you should not smoke.
Also please wear your seat belt and avoid jumping out of airplanes without a parachute. Sorry, just kidding.

In brief: NO!
The surgery has nothing to do with it, but of course you should not smoke.
Also please wear your seat belt and avoid jumping out of airplanes without a parachute. Sorry, just kidding.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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