A 27-year-old male asked:

Is it possible to have a deadly arhytmia while drinking alcohol (6 beers) for someone without heart problem?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 years experience
Arrhythmia: Low probability of deadly arrhythmia if your heart is normal. There is never is zero probability however.
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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 48 years experience
One way to see if you are at increased risk of hereditary propensity to potentially fatal dysrhythmias is to construct a genetic family tree--see if close blood relatives dropped dead playing sports while young, or were diagnosed with a prolonged Q-T syndrome. Affected people need to stay away from certain drugs, but alcohol is usually not one of them.
Jun 5, 2015

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