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Increase in heart rate after drinking wine, do not suffer from high blood pressure

everytime I have a glass of wine, my heart rate goes up. what is causing this. I dont suffer from high blood pressure . my pressure is usually 107/66 or so.
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Dear patient,

I suspect that it could be from a supraventricular arrhythmia, a small focus of cells in the upper chambers of the heart that fires when it gets irritated; alcohol, chocolate, caffeine and nicotine can precipitate paroxysms; they are usually benign and respond to avoiding the inciting trigger; if after doing so the symptoms persist and are bothersome, then consulting a heart specialist would be indicated. If you happen to have another of those episodes, you can go to an Emergency Department and get an EKG done, which would allow us to have a specific diagnosis.

Truly yours,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Alcohol directly affects the heart / can even cause Atrial fibrillation...
It also causes vasodilatation...
Management is simple – stop alcohol!

Take care     
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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