Fast Five Quiz: Holiday Heart Syndrome

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


December 01, 2021

Philip Ettinger and co-investigators coined the term holiday heart syndrome as "an acute cardiac rhythm and/or conduction disturbance associated with heavy ethanol consumption in a person without other clinical evidence of heart disease." Individuals with this syndrome often participate in weekend or holiday binge drinking.

Recovery from holiday heart syndrome requires early detection and alcohol abstinence. Do you know what to watch for, as well as best practices? Test yourself with this short quiz.


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