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Alcohol & Atrial Fibrillation? Please Help

Hi, over the last 18 months, it would seem that I have developed a reaction to alcoholic beverages (it can be allergic or something like that). My symptoms are an arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation) for the next 2 or 3 days after y drink something with alcahol.

I drink one or two times per month, no more, and only two drinks or beers. With that is enough to get the arrhythmia.

Obviously, I do not drink any more, but I want to know what it is.

It happens with almost any type of alcohol.

Does someone knows or have heard something about this?
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replied January 3rd, 2006
I've had the same problem the day or two after drinking. I usually have more than 2 drinks though. I posed my questions on this thread: http://ehealthforum.Com/health/topic47023. Html and people have been very helpful with suggestions. Good luck...
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replied April 16th, 2011
Alcohol and Heart Diseases
Alcohol is a serious threat to our heart. When alcohol is consumed in large quatities it severely affects the fucntion of our heart. Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy is a condition resulting from the ineffective pumping action of the heart due to decreased muscle strength. Because of the toxic effect of alcohol the heart becomes enlarged and the heart muscles become thin. This condition is known to cause lack of blood flow which affects all parts of the body in extreme cases.
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