How Much Alcohol Should I Be Allowed To Drink After A Heart Attack?

Question: How much alcohol should I be allowed to drink after a heart attack?

Answer: If you are someone who typically drinks alcohol each day, a wine, a beer, something like that, it's probably better not to drink alcohol for the first month after you get home to allow your heart to recover. We do know that at higher levels, alcohol is bad for the heart.

Once you do start drinking, the most important thing is to limit yourself to one drink per day, one mixed drink, one beer, one glass of wine is plenty to give you some heart-healthy benefits, particularly in your cholesterol, without overdoing it and hurting your health.

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