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What causes heart palpitations upon drinking?

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: Hi I never had a heart issue but over past 1-2 years I've noticed after 1 cosmo on Sat.nite or ice cold drinks heart starts rapidlyracing and continues about 15 hours straight then resumes its normal regular beat What's causing that to happen?Alcohol seems to bring it on
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Answered by Dr. Pankaj Borade (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
More information needed

Detailed Answer:
dear,
welcome to HCM
The compliant you appear to describe is suggestive of palpitations.
I request few more information regarding following
1) in your history you have mentioned about heart issue, what exactly the doctor has diagnosed your condition, kindly mention if at all?
2) What medications are you having currently? plz give the dosing as well?
3) Is your complaint associated with chest pain, dizziness, vomiting, breathless ness?
4) does it occur only on alcohol intake only or/and during other events or at rest as well?
5) Was it there on alcohol consumption previously?

Answer to these will help me to have a clearer clinical picture.
Meanwhile I suggest you to get a baseline ECG done.

Kindly revert back with the information soon
Regards
Dr Pankaj B
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Pankaj Borade (24 minutes later)
Condition has only happened past 1-2 years Have had EKG already Only occurs afyer any alcohol consumption and/or ice xold drinks ice tea or whatever.lasts approx.15 hours .what may cause this to happen.I'm only on BP meds Hyzaar and Metoprolol

It's been an hr or so and Im still waiting for your response,Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Pankaj Borade (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Chest pain, breathlessness, vomiting?!

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the reply.
It is important for me to know if
it is associated with chest pain, dizziness, vomiting, breathlessness?
or feeling of impending doom, vertigo?


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What causes heart palpitations upon drinking?

Brief Answer: More information needed Detailed Answer: dear, welcome to HCM The compliant you appear to describe is suggestive of palpitations. I request few more information regarding following 1) in your history you have mentioned about heart issue, what exactly the doctor has diagnosed your condition, kindly mention if at all? 2) What medications are you having currently? plz give the dosing as well? 3) Is your complaint associated with chest pain, dizziness, vomiting, breathless ness? 4) does it occur only on alcohol intake only or/and during other events or at rest as well? 5) Was it there on alcohol consumption previously? Answer to these will help me to have a clearer clinical picture. Meanwhile I suggest you to get a baseline ECG done. Kindly revert back with the information soon Regards Dr Pankaj B