Punkyou2
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Punkyou2, December 19,  2018  10:47am EST

drinking

I have heart failure and I am curious if anyone on here drinks. I am 37. had a mitral valve replacement about 4 months ago

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  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, December 20,  2018  9:01am EST

    Good morning, I can share what we have on Alcohol and Heart Health with you. I also think you should ask your doctor or pharmacist about alcohol and specific drug interactions. Thanks Katie

  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, December 20,  2018  5:28pm EST

    I addressed this question with my cardiologist after my surgery. Specifically I told her I enjoy a glass of wine with dinner and asked if it was a problem. She told me if it's red wine, have two. I agree with Katie that you should discuss this with your doctor. 

    Jim

  • DolphinWrite
    DolphinWrite, January 7,  2019  3:27pm EST

    Probably need more information and you should talk with your doctor, cardiologist, and pharmacist.  Alcohol will drop your bp.  I've had a small glass of wine from time to time, and I wait til my bp is up, but I don't entirely like the effect.  Research might help you.

  • JohnP
    JohnP, January 9,  2019  9:24am EST

    Im 36 and i was diagnosed with CHF in June 2018. Stopped drinking then. Still havent started. Giving myself a year off from drinking. But i plan to start again in june/july once my #s are where i want it to in terms of EF and my weight. 

    I like my scotch. I feel like if all my heart #s are where its supposed to be with the medicine I can enjoy a couple of drinks here n there. Is that being naieve? I love hanging out with friends and drinking. Would love to continue. Anyone on this forum still drinking more than just wine here n there? Please let me know. Very curious about this topic

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