Can Caffeine Affect My Risk Of Developing An Abnormal Heart Rhythm?

Question: Can caffeine affect my risk of developing an abnormal heart rhythm?

Answer :The first thing that most of my patients do when they feel symptoms of arrhythmia is to cut caffeine out from their diet. Now clearly, caffeine can worsen symptoms of palpitations and symptoms associated with rhythms like atrial fibrillation. But despite many studies looking at the effects of caffeine on heart disease and heart rhythm disorders, there hasn't been a clear link established.

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 5225105. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 5225105. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 5225105. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 5225105.
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston stopped a would be smuggler from bringing nearly 7 ounces of cocaine into the country in tamales, Aug. 22, 2014.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Real Housewife Phaedra Parks Lists Home in Suburban Atlanta
Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Phaedra Parks, has listed her 4,000-square-foot home with 5 bedrooms and 6 baths for $340,900.
In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine.
(Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Center/AP)