If you have congenital heart disease and are an adult, consult your doctor to determine whether it is safe for you to consume alcohol in moderation. Alcohol use can raise blood pressure and cause abnormal heart rhythms, and it can also interact negatively with some common heart medications like warfarin.
It’s important to remember that anyone who has had a Fontan procedure should avoid alcohol. If you are the parent of a teen with congenital heart disease, talk with your child about alcohol and recreational drug use to prevent any untoward effects.
When it comes to your diet and choosing the best congenital heart disease food options for yourself or your loved ones, always consult your doctor and nutritionist. Any changes in diet will have a direct and significant impact on your body.
Learn more about Congenital Heart Disease here.