How Holiday Parties Can Affect Your Heart

The holiday party season will be here before you know it. But be cautious about how much alcohol you consume if you have atrial fibrillation, a condition that could put you at risk for a common but potentially dangerous form of heart palpitation, according to research recently published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

Although health experts aren’t sure exactly why “holiday heart syndrome” occurs, they’ve discovered that people with an atrial fibrillation condition are more than four times more likely to experience the palpitations. When they stopped drinking, the palpitations stopped as well.