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What does alcohol do to heart palpitations?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
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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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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.
Dr. Martin Bress
Dr. Martin Bress
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Can cause or worsen

Binge drinking can lead to a number of different kinds of cardiac arrhythmias, including supraventricular tachycardia (svt) and atrial fibrillation.
It's so common that it is named "holiday heart." modest social drinking (1-2 drinks) does not usually do this, although there are people who are very sensitive to alcohol's effects on the heart.

In brief: Can cause or worsen

Binge drinking can lead to a number of different kinds of cardiac arrhythmias, including supraventricular tachycardia (svt) and atrial fibrillation.
It's so common that it is named "holiday heart." modest social drinking (1-2 drinks) does not usually do this, although there are people who are very sensitive to alcohol's effects on the heart.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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