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A 25-year-old female asked:

Heart palpitations happening for over an hour on and off. negative echo and stress test. all normal a month ago. ekg fine. elevated heart rate, did drink alcohol last night. getting worried?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Need a Holter : Monitor, a 24 hr device. Alcohol does make the palpitations worse, so does caffeine. Ekg will be normal in between episodes.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
alcohol: With the data you mention, the likelihood is that your palpitations are due to the alcohol. It suggests that you shouldn't be drinking.
Last updated Dec 3, 2020

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