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Abstinence by moderate drinkers improves their AFib

Key clinical point: Alcohol abstinence by moderate drinkers cut their AFib recurrence rate in half.

Major finding: Time to first AFib recurrence was 37% longer in moderate drinkers randomized to alcohol abstinence compared to usual-consumption controls.

Study details: This was a randomized, multicenter, 6-month, open-label Australian trial of 140 moderate drinkers with AFib.

Disclosures: The study was investigator initiated and funded.


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