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Can I smoke pot with and artificial valve ?

I had heart surgery a little over a year ago. This surgery gave me an artificial aortic valve in replacement to my real aortic valve. Before this I smoked weed all the time, but now, I m on blood thinners, and I m not sure if it s okay. Is it?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Ryan...I am sure you know smoking is bad for you...and with your mechanical valve it is still bad for you...smoking anything encourages plaque build-up in your arteries and you are more likely to end up needing a stent or a don't really want that to happen do you. Weed and blood thinners wont have a bad effect on each other, its just a really dumb thing to do after you have had Open Heart surgery. I wouldn't usually recommend anyone take up drinking but a beer or two is a much safer option for you than taking up weed again. You might like to have a look on this site that's especially for those of us who have mechanical heart valves...
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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