HASAN YAZICI, M.D.
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
To the editor: The design of the study reported in "Ventricular Arrhythmias Associated with the Ingestion of Alcohol," by Singer and Lundberg (Ann Intern Med 77:247-248, 1972), was such that no useful information could have been obtained in the end. The one challenge with alcohol in a single dose after a control period was followed by ventricular premature contractions and ventricular tachycardia. Not attempting to duplicate their finding, the authors proceeded with a different method of alcohol challenge; ingestion of alcohol was done over 1½ hours and under quinidine prophylaxis; no ventricular premature contractions occurred. No alcohol levels are given
YAZICI H. Alcohol and Ventricular Arrhythmia. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:153. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-78-1-153_1
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(1):153.
Copyright © 2019 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use