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Have pain in heart and increased heart rate a day after taking alcohol. Cause?

Sometines every 10 to 20 heart beats i get a severe pain in my heart that lasts for 1 to 2 beats. I feels like my heart is being squeesed. This happens the day after consuming alcohol, when tired of stressed. Sometimes instead of pain I get an increased heart rate (120 - 140 bpm). I have had several ECGs and an Echo Cardiogram and nothing showed up. I am a 31 year old male. I have stopped drinking and try to eat only healthy food. What could be causing this?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Alcohol directly affects the heart and may cause arrhythmia (so called Holiday Heart syndrome)
It can damage the heart muscle (Cardiomyopathy)
It may also unmask an underlying haert problem.

A work up by a cardiologist will be the ideal option to assess an individual case.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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