Hey i am 18 from Alberta, Canada, and whenever i drink which isn't very often i will get an increased heart rate after only 2 shots of vodka my heart rate goes to 90-100 beats per minute and will stay elevated for an hour or a little over. So i put up a question on yahoo.answers and some guy told me that i have alcohol sensitivity and that i could go into cardiac arrest and die which kinda freaked me out. so i went to consult my doctor to see what he had to say, and he told me that everything is fine and its a common side effect to alcohol. Now i have read quite a bit of stuff on the internet about this is and read that its a vasodialator so it makes the heart pump faster to get oxygen to where its needed, i also read some questions like mine but people are saying that they are waking up in the middle of the night with cold sweats and a heart beat of 130 bpm after a night with alcohol, that doesnt happen to me to make it clear. i am really just wondering if this happens to anyone else and if its safe to drink and im not gonna die if i do, thank you for reading my question.