Alcohol Abuse and Cardiac Disease

02 Jan 2017Isaac R. Whitman, Vratika Agarwal, Gregory Nah, Jonathan W. Dukes, Eric Vittinghoff, Thomas A. Dewland, Gregory M. Marcus

Alcohol abuse increased the risk of AF, MI, and CHF to a similar degree as other well-established risk factors. Those without traditional cardiovascular risk factors are disproportionately prone to these cardiac diseases in the setting of alcohol abuse.

Cohort Study
3 effects
3 years
14727591 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Heart Attack (Myocardial infarction - ACS) Cardiovascular outcome
Increased risk of Heart Attack (Myocard...
Cardiovascular system

High evidence
45.0%

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Congestive Heart Failure Cardiovascular outcome
Strong increased risk of Congestive Heart Failure
Cardiovascular system

High evidence
134.0%

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Atrial Fibrillation Cardiovascular outcome
Strong increased risk of Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiovascular system

High evidence
114.0%