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Even one small drink of alcohol linked to risk of atrial fibrillation

Take home figure from the editorial showing the risk of different cardiovascular events per one standard drink CREDIT European Heart Journal

A study of nearly 108,000 people has found that people who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, or a condition where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm.The study, published in the European Heart Journal [1], found that, compared to drinking no alcohol at all, just one alcoholic drink a day was linked ...

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Substance in Chinese medicine can cause cardiac deaths: Study

IMAGE: Medicinal plants used in traditional Chinese medicine have rarely been scientifically examined. They may contain highly active substances with side effects, such as Evodia. [Credit: University of Basel] A medicinal plant frequently used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by name Evodia rutaecarpa contains substances that can cause cardiac arrhythmia, say researchers from the Universities of Basel, Vienna and Utrecht. Extracts ...

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