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Old 09-25-2003, 05:08 PM   #1
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Post Post-Op Angioplasty with Stent: Wine OK?

I recently had angioplasty (LAD 99% blocked). Feel great, and gradually getting back to things. But...four days post-op can I drink wine? I believe that the alcohol is actually in the bloodstream and I don't know if this interferes with the stent in anyway?

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Old 09-25-2003, 05:12 PM   #2
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What types of medications are you on? For instance statins and alcohol are not a good mix. It can affect your liver function.

Old 09-25-2003, 05:25 PM   #3
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I think that most research would suggest that a glass (1 or 2 ONLY) of red wine in particular is very benificial to the cardio system

Old 09-25-2003, 05:54 PM   #4
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I am taking diovan, zocor, and plavix. Zocor is a statin.

Old 09-25-2003, 07:51 PM   #5
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your best bet would be to check with your cardiologist and or pharmacist to see if there would be any adverse reactions.

Old 09-26-2003, 05:34 AM   #6
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AS far as the advice on interactions with your other prescription meds, thats sound advice.

As far as the ethanol interfering with stents--you are safe there. I had not drank any alcohol, for years, prior to my MI and stents. I now drink red wine (even some whites at times) daily.

Old 09-26-2003, 06:48 AM   #7
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You could have adverse affects from drinking even small amounts of alcohol while on Zocor. It overworks the liver and can cause liver damage. I like to have an occasional drink myself and I'm on Zocor too. I guess you just have to decide if you are willing to take the risk. I suggest you talk it over with your physician also.

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