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Over the last three weeks when I have an alcoholic drink, within a couple of hours my heart starts beating faster. I also get flushing, hearth beat goes upto 150 bpm and can be felt in my face. Otherwise I am a fit and healthy 37 year old. This lasts for a couple of hours. Never happened before , started all of a sudden. Had ECG which was fine. Are these fast heartbeats dangerous and can I get a cure? I also feel breathless when my heart is beating and my eyes and face seem red. When it returns to normal I feel fine. My resting bpm is 60, and when I exercise it is not much over 100.
My blood pressure is 140 over 90.
I normally drink one or two beers per night and a few more on the weekend and have never had a problem.
Is it safe for me to still drink a little alcohol, and what is causing the rapid heartbeat?