Friday heart syndrome: narcologist warned of the mortal danger that threatens drinkers at the end of the week


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The pathology of the “Friday heart” can develop in people who are used to celebrating the end of the working week with alcohol, said Valentin Skryabin, head of the clinical branch of the Moscow Scientific and Practical Center for Narcology of the Moscow Health Department.

“Studies show that alcohol can cause acute cardiac arrhythmias, of which atrial fibrillation is the most common. These disorders, sometimes referred to in Western publications as “holiday heart”, are more likely to occur after long weekends or holidays such as Christmas or New Year’s Day, which are often accompanied by increased alcohol consumption. The same applies to excessive libations after the end of the working week. Here you can give such a term to such disorders of the cardiosystem as “Friday heart”, – said, according to the AGN “Moscow”, Skryabin.

Also, the specialist recalled, excessive alcohol consumption can lead to increased blood pressure, the development of heart failure or stroke, and contribute to the development of cardiomyopathy, a disease that affects the heart muscle.


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