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Why is it that I get a rapid heartbeat when I drink?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: It's an irritant

Alcohol is a toxic irritant to the heart.

In brief: It's an irritant

Alcohol is a toxic irritant to the heart.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Drink alcohol?

I'm assuming that by "drink", you mean alcohol? Alcohol is pro-arrhythmic in susceptible people.
There is generally a dose-response relationship. Larger amount of alcohol are more likely to cause arrhythmias. The "holiday heart syndrome" is a term for atrial fibrillation that occurs after a weekend of heavy use. If the shoe fits, wear it!

In brief: Drink alcohol?

I'm assuming that by "drink", you mean alcohol? Alcohol is pro-arrhythmic in susceptible people.
There is generally a dose-response relationship. Larger amount of alcohol are more likely to cause arrhythmias. The "holiday heart syndrome" is a term for atrial fibrillation that occurs after a weekend of heavy use. If the shoe fits, wear it!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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