Rachel A Gladstone

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BACKGROUND Alcohol consumption has been associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) in several epidemiologic studies, but the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. We sought to test the hypothesis that an atrial myopathy, manifested by echocardiographic left atrial enlargement, explains the association between chronic alcohol use and AF. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE  To investigate the relation between alcohol consumption and heart disease by using differences in county level alcohol sales laws as a natural experiment. DESIGN  Observational cohort study using differences in alcohol sales laws. SETTING  Hospital based healthcare encounters in Texas, USA. POPULATION  1 106 968 patients aged 21 or older(More)
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