Holiday Heart Type II

Marrick Kukin, Eric Stern, Paul Schweitzer

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To the Editor: We wish to report a clinical syndrome, which we have named holiday heart Type II. Unlike the holiday heart syndrome of atrial fibrillation or flutter after binge alcohol abuse,* this syndrome involves atrial flutter occurring after a different type of celebration. A 79-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease underwent coronary-artery bypass surgery in July 1987. He had a history of paroxysmal atrial flutter and was maintained on a regimen of procainamide (750 mg four times a day) and aspirin (Ecotrin; 325 mg per day). He was doing well at home until the evening of…

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-403
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 9 Feb 1989
Externally publishedYes


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