Fast Five Quiz: Holiday Heart Syndrome

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


December 01, 2021

The most common rhythm disorder with holiday heart syndrome is atrial fibrillation (AF). The condition should be considered a diagnosis in patients without structural heart disease and with new-onset AF. Even modest alcohol intake can be identified as a trigger in some patients with paroxysmal AF. The risk for AF persists into the hangover and/or withdrawal phase, which corresponds with an increased sympathetic tone.

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