HF: Alcohol Intake (2007)
For the patient with heart failure, does alcohol intake affect heart function?
Limited studies are available regarding the effect of alcohol in patients with heart failure. Two studies found a benefit or no harm from light to moderate alcohol intake (one or two drinks per day).
- Grade I means there is good evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
Evidence Summary: Alcohol intake and heart function
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- Cooper HA, Exner DV, Domanski MJ. Light-to-Moderate Alcohol Consumption and Prognosis in Patients With Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, J Am Coll Cardiol. 2000, 35: 1,753-1,759.
- Fernandez-Sola J, Estruch R, Nicolas, J, Pare J, Saconella E, Antunez E, Urbano-Marquez A. Comparison of alcoholic cardiomyopathy in women versus men. Am J Cardiol. 1997, 80: c481-c485.
- Gavazzi A, De Maria R, Parolini M, Porcu M. Alcohol Abuse and Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Men, Am J Cardiol. 2000; 85: 1,114-1,118.
- Salisbury AC, House JA, Conard MW, Krumholz HM, Spertus JA. Low-to-Moderate Alcohol Intake and Health Status in Heart Failure Patients, J Cardiac Failure. 11 (5): 323-328, 2005.
Search Plan and Results: Alcohol Intake and Heart Failure 2006