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How can drinking every day affect someone with atrial fibrillation (AFib)?

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Even if you drink moderately, experts suggest you take a few days off from drinking alcohol every week. Here are some pointers:

  • Limit yourself to one to two drinks a day.
  • Try to have 2 to 3 alcohol-free days every week.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have an episode of atrial fibrillation (AFib) within an hour of drinking alcohol.

From: Does Alcohol Cause AFib? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is Atrial Fibrillation?"

Larsson, S. , July 2014. Journal of the American College of Cardiology

European Heart Rhythm Association/AFib Matters: "Living With Atrial Fibrillation."

StopAFib.org: "What Causes Atrial Fibrillation?"

NHS Choices: "Alcohol Unit Calculator."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 9, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is Atrial Fibrillation?"

Larsson, S. , July 2014. Journal of the American College of Cardiology

European Heart Rhythm Association/AFib Matters: "Living With Atrial Fibrillation."

StopAFib.org: "What Causes Atrial Fibrillation?"

NHS Choices: "Alcohol Unit Calculator."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 9, 2018

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