holiday heart syndrome


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hol·i·day heart syn·drome

arrhythmias of the heart, sometimes apparent after a vacation or weekend away from work, following excessive alcohol consumption; usually transient.
A condition defined as an acute cardiac rhythm and/or conduction disturbance, most often supraventricular tachyarrhythmia, associated with heavy ethanol consumption in a person without other clinical evidence of heart disease, which is typically resolved rapidly with spontaneous recovery during subsequent abstinence from alcohol use

holiday heart syndrome

The association of cardiac arrhythmias, esp. atrial fibrillation, with binge drinking.
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This may somehow be related to what was later described as the 'Holiday Heart Syndrome,' which is attributed to excessive alcohol intake during the holiday season.
Of the 40 non-valvular AF, CAHD had high expired rate 19 (55.88%) than survival rate 15 (44.12%) compared to Thyrotoxicosis and Alcoholic binge drinking (Holiday heart syndrome) both had best survival rate 4 (100%) and 2 (100%) without any mortality (Table 4).
Warning: the holiday heart syndrome can extend till Chinese New Year and Valentine's.
Too much alcohol (more than a drink or two a day) can interfere with normal sleep patterns and increase the risk for heart attack or a brain-damaging stroke--a phenomenon so common it has been dubbed the "holiday heart syndrome." The initial depressant effects of alcohol associated with feelings of drowsiness tend to wear off after a few hours of sleep, causing wakefulness.
The impact of occasional heavy alcohol intake on AE known as "holiday heart syndrome," is well known.
The impact of occasional heavy alcohol intake on AF, known as "holiday heart syndrome," is well known.
There is no doubt that heavy alcohol intake and binge drinking can lead to cardiac arrhythmias, with the "Holiday Heart Syndrome" being known for more than three decades.
So, beware of the so-called 'holiday heart syndrome.'
Don't drop dead from merrymaking !-- -- It's that time of year again of the Holiday Heart Syndrome. People over-indulge on cholesterols and alcohol, and party all night long.
If you imbibe a little too much this holiday season, you may find yourself experiencing holiday heart syndrome, a temporary condition in which a racing heart follows the consumption of an excessive quantity of alcohol.
"The association between excess alcohol consumption during the holidays and increased risk for heart attack and stroke is so often observed that it has been called the holiday heart syndrome," says Maurizio Fava, Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at MGH.