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What does alcohol do to heart palpitations?
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See answer.: Alcohol in excess can cause alteration of the heart rhythm. The "holiday heart syndrome" refers to the development of atrial fibrillation brought on by excessive alcohol intake. Other rhythm disturbances such as early beats may be increased by alcohol especially if excessive.
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