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Regular drinking a greater AFib risk than binge drinking

Key clinical point: Regular alcohol consumption is associated with a greater risk of atrial fibrillation than is binge drinking.

Major finding: A greater number of drinking sessions per week is associated with a greater risk of AFib, regardless of amount.

Study details: Population-based cohort study of 9,776,956 individuals.

Disclosures: The study was supported by Korea University, Korea University Anam Hospital, Republic of Korea, the National Research Foundation of Korea, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning. No conflicts of interest were declared


Kim YG et al. EP Europace. 2019 Oct 17. doi: 10.1093/europace/euz256.