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I had mitral valve repair done, they said they still see some leakage, not signigicant enough ..Once i revover can I drink alcohol, beer?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Cardiomyopathy

Alcohol is not likely to directly effect a repaired 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 causes valves to leak. "echocardiogram may show enlarged heart chambers, leaking valves, and reduced pumping efficiency" http://goo.Gl/po8vcu.

In brief: Cardiomyopathy

Alcohol is not likely to directly effect a repaired 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 causes valves to leak. "echocardiogram may show enlarged heart chambers, leaking valves, and reduced pumping efficiency" http://goo.Gl/po8vcu.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mitral valve

Yes you will able to drink like the days of old.

In brief: Mitral valve

Yes you will able to drink like the days of old.
Dr. Oscar Novick
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