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Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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