• Acute alcohol use during holidays, special events may drive AF episodes

    5 days ago - By Healio

    Acute alcohol consumption in the general population is associated with higher risk for discrete atrial fibrillation episodes, as well as risk for new-onset AF, according to data published in Nature Cardiovascular Research.
    Identifying modifiable exposures or behaviors that immediately influence whether an episode of AF will happen could help prevent morbidity associated with the disease, Gregory M. Marcus, MD, MAS, associate chief of cardiology for research and endowed professor of atrial fibrillation research at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues wrote in the study
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