Does Alcohol Affect Heart Rhythm



Here’s even more reason to avoid binge drinking, it can lead to abnormal heart rhythms, according to a study.

Researchers in Germany based their findings on more than 3000 drinkers attending Munich’s famous Oktoberfest.

In many people, acute alcohol consumption may actually lead to cardiac arrhythmias which can lead to atrial fibrillation which  is also known as an irregular heart beat. This can lead to heart failure and stroke.

The results of the study were alarming, revealing that cardiac arrhythmias were detected in 30.5 per cent of the participants.

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