So i have PVCs and palpitations every once in awhile, and i've had it checked out, 30 day monitor everything is fine, but i'm 20 years old and a college student, and when i drink my heart rate automatically goes up and stays that way until the next morning, i've gotten used to it but i was wondering if this is damaging my heart, or if it's one of those things that i just have to accept. Since i am in college and we do drink alot, i want to know i'm not putting myself at risk, and is there a connection between having a heart rhythm problem and getting a racing heart rate from alcohol?
Without significant testing, assume that you ARE outting yourself at risk. Yes, there is a definite connection between alcohol and elevated heart rates, along with various arrhythmias. You could pass out from excessive alcohol consumption, experience V-tach and die, and your buddies would just think you're sleeping off a good bender.
I have had testing, echo, ekg and the 30 day monitor and everything came back normal, i don't have v-tach and never experienced it, im 20 years old, i'm a healthy kid, i just get pre ventrical contractions, all benign, so the sudden death thing is ruled out since i play sports and that raises your heart rate just as much as drinking would. i was just wondering what caused the raise in heart rate, and if it was normal/connected to my pvcs.
Usually a typical night of drinking is definitely enough to get drunk, and yes i would say my heart rate is between 120-130 at rest when i drink, i do have a regular resting heart rate of about 80 though on a normal day. I do know the risks of drinking, and i don't over drink, i was just curious about the effects on the heart currently, because i don't plan to drink like i do as a junior in college for the rest of my life
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