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Alcohol may have immediate effect on atrial fibrillation risk, events – EurekAlert

Alcohol appears to have an immediate–or near-immediate–effect on heart rhythm, significantly increasing the chance that an episode of atrial fibrillation (AFib)…

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Alcohol appears to have an immediate–or near-immediate–effect on heart rhythm, significantly increasing the chance that an episode of atrial fibrillation (AFib) will occur, according to new data presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session.
The data revealed that just one glass of wine, beer or other alcoholic beverage was associated with twofold greater odds of an episode of AFib occurring within the next four hours. Among people having two or more drinks…

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