Sudden atrial fibrillation associated with acute alcohol ingestion and cor triatriatum

Falcone, Adam M.; Schussler, Jeffrey M.
October 2009
Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings;Oct2009, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p335
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case a study of a 21-year-old African American man who was presented to the emergency department due to a chief complaint of increased heart rate and dyspnea. He reported that when he awoke on the morning of the presentation, his heart was racing and over the next three hours, his symptoms did not improve. The patient had no chest pain, syncope, or dizziness and had no symptoms like this before. Moreover, he had consumed excessive amounts of alcohol prior in the evening.


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