Rapid Review Quiz: Alcohol Use and Abuse

Helmi L. Lutsep, MD; Yasmine S. Ali, MD, MSCI; Michel E. Rivlin, MD


May 20, 2022

A recent study analyzed breathalyzer data to assess short-term relationships between acute alcohol consumption and discrete AF episodes as well as new-onset AF. The researchers observed significantly more episodes of AF and a substantial increase in the first episode of AF for given individual patients during recurrent, nationally recognized events, such as the Super Bowl, that are traditionally associated with more alcohol consumption.

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This Rapid Review Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape articles Frontotemporal Dementia and Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration, Late Onset Alcohol Abuse Could Be a Sign of Dementia, Atrial Fibrillation, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Alcohol Consumption and Binge Drinking During Pregnancy Among Adults Aged 18-49 Years, Celebratory Binge Drinking a Potential Trigger for New-Onset AF, Alcohol-Related Deaths Spiked During First Year of Pandemic: Study, and The Interrelationship Between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Alcohol Consumption and Dependence.

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