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catmom777 (@catmom777)

Afib and alcohol: Holiday Heart?

Heart Rhythm Conditions | Last Active: Mar 27, 2019 | Replies (31)

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@hankwin

I have never used alcohol and have AFIB and A flutter. I suggest you see a cardiologist. The ER doc is probably not qualified to give the kind of advice he gave you. I doubt if giving up your wine will solve your AFIB but it may help in other areas of your life

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I was diagnosed 3/8 after calling an ambulance & going to the ER. I see my regular doctor at 11 am today and then get a referral but I understand it takes about six weeks to see the cardiologist, so I may not have any answers for six more weeks. After thinking long and hard about it, I cannot believe that two glasses of wine would do this to my heart, unless I have been under stress and there were other factors as well. I'm not a heavy drinker. But, thanks for responding. This is an interesting journey so far. It's scary. I have been reading it can reduce your life span too. I was shooting for living for 20 more years, but between this and my osteoporosis I'll be lucky to make it 15 more. I wanted to see all my grandchildren grow up and be mobile and not have dementia–but we all can't get what we want.

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