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Limit on liquid intake following a heart attack?

My cardiologist said I should limit myself to 64oz or fewer of liquids following a heart attack. Do diuretics such as coffee count toward that total?
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Hello and welcome to the forum.  Sorry to hear about your heart attack and we hope you are recovering well.  Yes, coffee is generally considered a fluid and count toward the count. Remember that you are trying not to make your heart work as hard.  For dry mouth, try a piece of sugar free candy.  Are you taking diuretics that are trying to reduce your overall fluid volume? Are they telling you that you have heart failure by the way? https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/nutrition-basics/aha-diet-and-lifestyle-recommendations  and a basic recovery guide for heart attack.  https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-attack/life-after-a-heart-attack/heart-attack-recovery-faqs

However, I'm wondering if you have congestive heart failure and this is why they are restricting your fluid?
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After chest pain I was told the LAD was 100% clogged, and they cleared it up and put in a stent. I have not been prescribed any diuretics.
Hello.  Then yes, all of your liquid intake is going to count toward the total.  How are things going?
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