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Fast Heart Beat After Drinking Wine

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Scarlett | 11:19 Sun 14th Apr 2019 | Body & Soul
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I rarely drink but last night I drank a lot of wine at a friend's big birthday. When I tried to go to sleep my heart was beating SO fast for ages- over 100 bpm. I know that this can be caused by a lot of things, but I wondered why drinking a lot of wine brought it on for me? It's the first time it's happened, to my knowledge!

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It's a common reaction and a sign that you've drank too much alcohol.

"Your pulse quickens after just one unit. Alcohol is a vasodilator - it makes the peripheral blood vessels relax to allow more blood to flow through the skin and tissues, which results in a drop in blood pressure. In order to maintain sufficient blood flow to the organs, the heart rate increases"

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/what-alcohol-really-does-to-your-body-5349097.html
I agree with the post of hc above.
Simply put......alcohol is a cardiac stimulant...it makes the heart beat faster.
The question is can it make the heart beat so fast that it causes the dangerous condition of atrial fibrillation?
The other big question is could alcohol make an already damaged heart worse, predisposing to a life threatening situation?
I've just been through lengthy tests as I suffer from bad palpitations, the cardiologist has said there's nothing wrong with my heart the uneven beats are normal for me. I was offered pills but both seemed to have more side effects ts than I was willing fo risk. I've noticed that caffeine and alcohol make things far worse so stay off both as much as I can. Anxiety and stress don't help either so maybe you could look into these too.
you drink a shed load of wine
and your heart goes boom diddy boom

Normal innit ?

as you get older it happens more often - I had my first episode of AF at 19 and unsurprisingly at 65 had an attack and am still in it ....
and my brudder
//The question is can it make the heart beat so fast that it causes the dangerous condition of atrial fibrillation?
The other big question is could alcohol make an already damaged heart worse, predisposing to a life threatening situation?//
Do you still enjoy a tincture or two down your club Sqad? :-)
LOL..retro.....I do indeed.
Good man. Me to.. I gave up gaspers 16 years ago for the sake of my health. AF. aortic bypasses,stents and a
quad bypass. One just has to get by somehow with the odd reviver. :-)

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