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Wine and AFib

Hello, Friends!  I'm not a big wine drinker:  what wines, if any, have you found DO NOT aggravate AF or SVT?  Thanks,

Amy
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I have read several reports that indicate red wines are more often reported as a contributing factor (compared to white win) to a-fib.  See this link:

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=514544
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Thank you!  I will go to the link.  Hope you are doing well...
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I think if one alcohol can aggrivate than they all can. I have had days were I have a coupe glasses of white wine and be fine and the next time have one glass and get tachycardia. It really ***** I miss being able to have a couple drinks with friends and not worry about this. I had 2 glasses last week, but was outside and overheated as well, and had an episode and in front of all my friends, very embarassing.
It seems like the heat makes my SVT and alcohol worse, I did not have this connection on the winter
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Alcohol is a known trigger for a fib.  However after questioning my cardiologist regarding my own alcohol consumption, he said not to worry.  He said the usual culprit is excessive drinking and my three drinks in a week don't count.
Now having said that, it may be some people are sensitive to even light exposure to alcohol, and of course the prudent thing is to avoid drinking.  I suspect that the type of beverage is unimportant.  If someone reacts to a particular drink, it is likely that alcohol is the contributor.  Rare allergies, however, are another thing.  Then what's in the drink becomes important.  
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Thanks so much for your comments- I will consider what each of you have said.  I've never drank any liquor or even beer (I promise I'm no prude; just a Baptist in a small Southern  town!), but I have had a few glasses of wine, and I mean a few.  My interest is only to the extent that my hobby is food/cooking and what goes well with what.  I was in NY City this week and was a little frustrated that I was afraid to order wine.   Again, thanks so much.
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