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will drinking alcohol affect ekg results

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Ecg: Alcohol ingestion of significant quantity can cause t wave and other ECG changes.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : In general it is known that drinking alcohol particularly to excess can cause irregular heartbeat arrhythmias a rapid heartbeat which recommended avoi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Drinking too much??: I don't know the issue with carbs, except that if you have reactive hypoglycemia and are taking in too much simple sugar, you can get periods of low b ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Need a Holter : Monitor, a 24 hr device. Alcohol does make the palpitations worse, so does caffeine. Ekg will be normal in between episodes.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
18 years experience Family Medicine
Probably gastritis. : If alcohol makes it worse it's probably GI and not cardiac. Try taking some Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg twice a day for about 6 weeks, and lay off the bo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Who's your doctor?: I don't have your EKG on file. I think you addressed your question to the general bulletin board, rather than the specific doctor you were trying to r ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
ECG : Chest hair can interfere with ECG electrode contact.

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