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Acute Alcohol Consumption May Trigger Discreet Atrial Fibrillation Event – MD Magazine

There is no clear threshold for consumption leading to an AFib event.



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Data presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Session linked acute alcohol consumption with a higher risk for an atrial fibrillation event.
Little data has offered objective evidence for alcohols acute role in atrial fibrillation, and causality can not always be inferred, the study investigators noted.
A team, led by Gregory Marcus, MD, University of California, San Francisco, enrolled patients with paroxysmal and intermittent atrial fibrillation and fitted them with…

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