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Alcohol and the heart: to abstain or not to abstain?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22336255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Alcohol has been consumed by most societies over the last 7000 years. Abraham Lincoln said "It has long been recognized that the problems with alcohol relate not to the use of a bad thing, but to the abuse of a good thing." Light to moderate alcohol consumption reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD), ischemic stroke, peripheral arterial disease, CHD mortality, and all-cause mortality, especially in the western populations. However, heavy alcohol consumption is detrimental causing cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmias, hepatic cirrhosis, pancreatitis, and hemorrhagic stroke. In this article, we review the effects of alcohol on CHD, individual cardiovascular risk factors, cardiomyopathy, and cardiac arrhythmias, including the most recent evidence of the effects of alcohol on CHD.
Rajesh Movva; Vincent M Figueredo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-02-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  164     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-26     Completed Date:  2013-09-16     Revised Date:  2014-04-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology*
Coronary Artery Disease / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Heart Diseases / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Risk Factors
Risk Reduction Behavior
Comment In:
Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 9;168(4):4319   [PMID:  23651833 ]
Int J Cardiol. 2014 Apr 1;172(3):628   [PMID:  24456887 ]

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