A possible acetaldehyde-mediated cardioprotective mechanism.

  title={A possible acetaldehyde-mediated cardioprotective mechanism.},
  author={S. Wickramasinghe and R. Hasan and J. Pearson},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  volume={31 3},
Excess alcohol consumption may affect the cardiovascular system in various ways. Adverse effects include hypertension (McMahon, 1987), arrhythmias (Ettinger et al, 1978), cardiomyopathy (Urbano-Marquez et al, 1989) and haemorrhagic stroke (Camargo, 1989). One beneficial effect of moderate alcohol consumption appears to be some protection against morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease. This effect has been attributed to a number of mechanisms. These include an increase in the… Expand
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