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Alcohol and your heart: Just getting a buzz can trigger an irregular rhythm –

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The effects of alcohol on your heart can be immediate, triggering an irregular rhythm called atrial fibrillation or AFib, according to new state-of-the-art research.
Ours is the first study to point to a mechanism through which a lifestyle factor can acutely change the electrical properties of the heart to increase the chance of an arrhythmia, said study author Dr. Gregory Marcus, the associate chief of cardiology for research at the University of California, San Francisco.
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