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Drinking Alcohol Increases Short-Term Cardiovascular Risk

Rosenberg, Karen

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: July 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 7 - p 59,60
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000484941.55723.8e
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According to this study:

  • The risk of cardiovascular events increases immediately after moderate alcohol consumption. After 24 hours, a protective effect emerges, and the risks of myocardial infarction and hemorrhagic stroke diminish.
  • The risk of ischemic stroke remains high for a week after moderate drinking. High alcohol consumption confers no benefit.
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