The Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Alcohol Consumption

Cathy Seabrook, RN, Nurse, Arrhythmia Clinic Southlake Regional Health Centre, talks about the link between alcohol consumption, dehydration and Atrial Fibrillation.

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Cathy Seabrook, RN, Nurse, Arrhythmia Clinic Southlake Regional Health Centre, talks about the link between alcohol consumption, dehydration and Atrial Fibrillation.
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Featuring Cathy Seabrook, RN, Nurse

Duration: 27 seconds

Presenter: Cathy Seabrook, Nurse, Newmarket, ON

Local Practitioners: Nurse

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The Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Alcohol Consumption

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1

Drinking alcohol doesn’t increase your risk of developing atrial fibrillation.

2

Having atrial fibrillation increases your risk of having a stroke.

Explanation:

If you have atrial fibrillation, it increases your risk of having a stroke by two to four times.

3

Only large amounts of alcohol consumption put you at risk of developing atrial fibrillation.

Explanation:

Even a small amount of alcohol consumption puts you at risk of developing atrial fibrillation.

4

The CHADS score is used to calculate someone’s risk of having a stroke secondary to atrial fibrillation.

Explanation:

The CHADS score is used to calculate someone’s risk of having a stroke secondary to atrial fibrillation. To calculate your CHADS score, your healthcare provider will assign points based on your risk factors for stroke.

5

Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots, heart failure and stroke.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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