Small blood collection undnr the skin can occur cafter heart catheterization and often resolve. However large blood collections may require treatment. I suggest that you talk to the physician who performed the procedure.
There many reasons for increased heart rate at night, and it can be normal in some situations. The first step in finding the cause is to determine if this is a normal or abnormal rhythm, by getting an event monitor.
Yes - alcohol is a common AF trigger. It is hard to know if yours was temporally related, but many patients feel that alcohol can trigger AF (even hours later).
Dr. Andrea Natale
Dr. Andrea Natale is a board certified electrophysiology expert and practices at executive medical director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Dr. Natale also is the Senior Medical Director at Pacific Atrial Fib and Arrhythmia Center in San Francisco. He visits MetroHealth in Cleveland, and Akron General, Ohio. He has pioneered a new circumferential ultrasound vein-ablation system to correct atrial fibrillation and performed the procedure on the world's first five patients. For further details Please visit :Link
Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, F.A.C.C, FHRS. is a board certified electrophysiology expert and practices at Mid-America Cardiology and The University of Kansas Hospital Clinics in Kansas City, KS, USA. He has several distinctions in clinical and research career to his credit and serves as an associate editor for Journal of Atrial Fibrillation.For further details Please visit :Link
Andrea Natale, MD, F.A.C.C, FHRS, Executive Medical Director, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute .
Dr. Dhanunjay Lakkireddy, MD, F.A.C.C, FHRS, The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute (KCHRI), KS, USA.
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