Impact of alcohol habits and smoking on the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation in hypertensive patients with ECG left ventricular hypertrophy: The LIFE Study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular

abstract

  • Up to 10 drinks of alcohol per week appears to be safe with respect to the risk for AF in hypertensive patients with LVH. Our data suggest that alcohol intake above this level may be marginally deleterious, while no effect of smoking on risk of AF was detected in hypertensive patients with LVH.

publication date

  • February 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/08037051.2011.622978

PubMed ID

  • 22070095

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 6

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 21

number

  • 1