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Holiday heart syndrome

Holiday heart syndrome is a result of binge drinking.

It is defined as "arrhythmias of the heart, sometimes apparent after a vacation or weekend away from work, following excessive alcohol consumption; usually transient" [1]. The term was coined by Ettinger et al in 1978 [2]).

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in holiday heart syndrome, but a variety of changes in the intervals and morphology of the EKG may occur.

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