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The effect of excessive alcohol consumption on the heart function and working capacity of manual workers.
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PMID:  9816402     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONCLUSION: In spite of the observed differences, the functional ability in the chronic alcoholics in this study has not yet been disrupted as far as the cardiovascular system is concerned. During the maximal exercise test alcoholics achieved on the average 10.8 METS the same as the non-alcoholics, which shows that they are still capable of performing strenuous manual work. The question which remains to be answered is whether, in view of the already observed accelerated heart rate, higher blood pressure at rest and the echocardiographic changes, the patients would develop a manifest heart disease if they were to continue to drink heavily for a period more than 10 years.
V N Heitzler; Z Eremić
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Austriaca     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0303-8173     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med. Austriaca     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-26     Completed Date:  1999-01-26     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501997     Medline TA:  Acta Med Austriaca     Country:  AUSTRIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  96-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Sestre milosrdnice, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / complications*,  rehabilitation
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic / diagnosis*
Exercise Test / drug effects
Heart Rate / drug effects
Liver Function Tests
Reference Values
Work Capacity Evaluation*

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