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Coffee or wine – which is better for your heart? Local doctor considers

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The hustle and bustle of the holidays can make you reach for a coffee or a glass of wine – but which is better for your health?

Research shows that while coffee do changes your heart rate, alcohol can be a bigger problem for your heart.

This information was presented to the American Heart Association earlier this month and found in what has been described as the first randomized study into the real-time effects of coffee and your heart.

AHA says analysis shows coffee consumption is linked to a 54% increase premature ventricular contraction, a type of irregular heartbeat that originates in the lower chambers of the heart that is reported to feel like a skipped heartbeat. In contrast, drinking more coffee was associated with fewer episodes supraventricular tachycardia, an abnormally fast heartbeat arising from the upper chambers of the heart.

Andrea Natale, executive medical director of the Texas Heart Arrhythmia Institute at St. The biggest contributor to an irregular heartbeat isn’t coffee, says David.

“Alcohol is the real thing that damages the heart, especially irregular or atrial fibrillation.”

AHA integration, atrial stimulation, or AFib is a fast or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib.

Alcohol is responsible for a specific form of AFib called resting heart syndrome (HHS), the sudden onset of A-fib in people with healthy hearts when they drink heavily. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines binge drinking as more than 4-5 drinks in a 2-hour period.

Dr. Natale says if you have to choose between healthier alcohol or coffee – he says moderation is the answer.

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DUSTIN JONES

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