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Can alcohol cause tachycardia?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Lawrence Greenfield md
"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.
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