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Is it safe to take vitamin B12 after heart surgery?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy
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Some research shows that in people who have had surgery to insert a stent into an artery, taking vitamin B12 in combination with vitamin B6 and folate may cause re-narrowing and/or re-blockage of the treated artery. Talk to your doctor about whether you need to take vitamin B12 supplements and the safest way to do so.

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