Avoid alcohol if you have high blood pressure…

27 Jul

to minimize the risk for heart damage, advises Leonarado A. Sechi, M.D.

Recent finding:  People with high blood pressure but no other cardiac problems who had more than three alcoholic drinks a day were more likely to have stiffening of the heart’s left ventricular wall. This abnormality, called diastolic dysfunction, limits the heart’s pumping ability.

Source :Bottom Line Personal 7-15-2016 Leonardo A. Sechi, MD., is head of the clinical department of internal medicine and head of the department of experimental and clinical medical sciences, Universita degli Studi di Udine, Italy

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