TITLE

Cardiac Effects of Alcohol

AUTHOR(S)
Gould, Lawrence; Reddy, C. V. R.; Singh, Brijesh K.; Zen, Bujung
PUB. DATE
November 1980
SOURCE
Angiology;Nov1980, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p753
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
There is little information on the echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricular performance after the ingestion of alcohol. Therefore, we obtained echocardiograms and systolic time intervals in 9 normal subjects before and after a cocktail party. These subjects drank 5-6 ounces of 87 proof whiskey during the party. An additional 19 normal subjects drank 3 ounces of 87 proof whiskey and had similar studies performed. The results of the study with 5-6 ounces of alcohol are in Table 3. The 19 subjects who thank 3 ounces of alcohol showed no statistical changes except that the systolic ejection time fell from a control of 0.31 ± 0.3 to 0.30 ±114 (P < 0.05). These data indicate that 5-6 ounces of whiskey can depress left ventricular function in normal subjects.
ACCESSION #
16390010

 

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