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Harmful alcohol consumption pattern may damage heart tissue

December 18, 2019

A pattern of harmful alcohol consumption, or heavy drinking, increases level of blood biomarkers indicating heart tissue damage, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association.

While previous studies have shown that heavy drinking can increase risks for alcoholic cardiomyopathy (leading to alcohol induced heart failure), high blood pressure, heart attack, arrhythmias, stroke and death, there is limited research on how alcohol consumption can have a such a negative effect on heart health.

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