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Is it normal to have heart rate around 160rpbm on pulse oximeter when drinking any type of alcohol even a little bit triggers increase in heart rate above 100.i have irregular heart beat despite alcohol intake and take omeprazole for gerd?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Alcohol can trigger tachycardia. If you already have an irregular heartbeat and you know that alcohol has this effect on you I would highly recommend that you stop drinking alcohol. Repeat bouts of Tachycardia can cause problems including: fainting, weakness, stroke, heart failure, heart attack and sudden death.

Answered Jul 30, 2021

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