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Please describe a good 7 day diet plan for a heart surgery patient?

Depends. Depends on the reason for the heart surgery, your weight, and general health. In general, a well balanced diet that is heavy in fruit and vegetables, substituting monounsaturated oils for other fats, and light on salt is considered to be an excellent heart healthy diet for everyone. Read more...

My mother is in desperate need of a nutritional drink without vitamin k, she is a heart patient and cannot have vitamin K in her diet, thank you.

Vit. K is.... ...Essential to life. Vitamin k is essential in normal blood clotting, and deficiency can lead to bleeding problems. I suggest your mother find a good nutritionist and meet with him/her to determine what the best diet/supplements are for her. Read more...
On coumadin (warfarin)? Is your mother taking coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) a blood thinner? If so, her doctors might warn her against vitamin k because it could oppose effects of the coumadin (warfarin). As dr. Levy correctly says, vit k is essential to life. The idea is to be consistent with intake, so that bleeding times will be predictable & Coumadin (warfarin) dose remains stable too. Consulting with a nutritionist may help you find specific products. Read more...