A 45-year-old member asked:
Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?
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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?
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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.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2018
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