Alcohol and A-fib: Is Abstinence the Best Medicine? - Frankly Speaking EP 166

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Overview: Alcohol consumption has been associated with negative cardiovascular outcomes, yet many clinicians still counsel patients that it is okay in moderation. Past observational studies have supported this idea, showing a dose-dependent relationship between alcohol consumption and the incidence of a-fib. In this episode we will explore the latest RCT out of Australia, which suggest that no level of alcohol intake is safe when it comes to a-fib.

Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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