Higher alcohol use linked to atrial fibrillation in men

10/13/2004 | Reuters

Alcohol consumption may increase the risk of abnormal heart rhythm in men, according to a new study. In comparing rates of fibrillation or flutter of the atria, of the upper chambers of the heart, between men and women, researchers found the risk of the irregularities was 46% higher in men who drank the most alcohol, compared with those who drank the least.

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