Alcohol abuse is a greater CVD risk in those who don’t have traditional risk factors

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Takeaway 

  • Alcohol abuse adds as much risk for atrial fibrillation (Afib), myocardial infarction (MI), and congestive HF (CHF) as do traditional risk factors and even more so for people who do not have these other risk factors.

Why this matters  

  • Studies of alcohol’s effects on ca...