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A 45-year-old member asked:

Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
No, it is not: Alcohol can cause many abnormal heart rhythms, and none of them are very good for you, particularly if you are older and not in shape. Some of these abnormal rhythms, like atrial fibrillation ("holiday heart") can be serious and even life-threatening in some people, and if prolonged, can increase the chance of both heart failure and stroke.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can alcohol cause tachycardia?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Could: There are many reasons why alcohol consumption may be associated with tachycardia. Alcohol withdrawal can cause tachycardia. If it causes significant weakening of the heart muscle it can cause tachycardia. Dehydration can cause tachycardia.
Dr. Lawrence Greenfield md
Specializes in Internal Medicine
"Holiday Heart Syndrome" is a known occasional consequence of binge drinking, where someone on a binge of alcohol use experiences palpitations (tacycardia) when the binge is over.
Jun 30, 2014
Last updated Oct 4, 2018


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