Medicine professors explain holiday heart syndrome

Holiday heart syndrome—what you should know

Balanced Living: This time of year, hospital physicians see an uptick in health problems such as “holiday heart syndrome,” in which patients have heart palpitations or arrhythmia that occur after consuming even moderate amounts of alcohol, said Sahil Ashwin Parikh, assistant professor of medicine. Parikh and assistant professor of medicine Shane B. Rowan explain symptoms, prevention and treatment of the syndrome.