Harvard Heart Letter

Ask the doctor: Is it okay to drink wine if you have a slow heart rate?

The Heart Letter welcomes Dr. Peter Zimetbaum to the editorial board. Dr. Zimetbaum is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Clinical Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He specializes in treating people with heart rhythm problems.

Q. If you have a slow heart rate (bradycardia), is it safe to drink wine? If so, how much per day? Does alcohol affect the heart rate?

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