Study: Alcohol abuse damages heart

Posted at 8:50 AM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 08:50:26-05

Alcohol abuse may do significant damage to the heart.

A new study of nearly 15 million hospital patients found those with history of alcohol abuse were at a much higher risk of an irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure and heart attack.

Heavy drinking actually increased the risk of these heart conditions, just as much as obesity, diabetes and even smoking.