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Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655786

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001

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Cardiac disease

Cardiac disease

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(p.249) Chapter 30 Cardiac disease
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Alcohol
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William H. Frishman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0030

This chapter discusses the link between alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease. Over the past twenty years, alcohol has increasingly been viewed as a potential ally in the war against coronary heart disease. Many investigators have reported on the beneficial effects of routine alcohol intake, and non-scientific journals have provided these data to the lay public. Therefore, the positive effects of alcohol are also considered. Alcohol has been linked to some specific detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system. These include alcoholic cardiomyopathy, systemic hypertension, and arrhythmia.

Keywords:   cardiovascular disease, alcohol consumption, alcohol intake, heart disease, cardiomyopathy, systemic hypertension, arrhythmia

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