Vernon E. Wendt, M.D. (Associate); Clyde Wu, M.D.; Roger Ajluni, M.D.; Thomas A. Bruce, M.D.; Ananda S. Prasad, M.D.; Richard J. Bing, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Chronic and acute effects of alcohol on the myocardium were studied in 28 patients who ranged from 24 to 65 years of age. None showed any clinical evidence of malnutrition or vitamin deficiency. After a thorough clinical history and physical examination, chest X rays, electrocardiograms, and selected liver function studies were performed. This permitted clinical classification into those patients with or without cirrhosis and the presence or absence of cardiomyopathy. Studies were performed in the postabsorptive state, and no patient was premedicated. Right heart intracardiac measurements, systemic pressures, and cardiac outputs were determined. Coronary sinus intubation was done, and in
Wendt VE, Wu C, Ajluni R, Bruce TA, Prasad AS, Bing RJ. The Acute and Chronic Effects of Alcohol on the Myocardium.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1068. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1068_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1068.
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