A comparative study of electrocardiographic changes in alcoholic and non alcoholic human beings

Authors:Harika Priyadarshini, Anand Kumar, Prashanth Kumar, Prathyusha
Int J Biol Med Res. 2013; 4(4): 3573-3575  |  PDF File

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the present study is to describe electrocardiographic changes in alcoholics. Alcohol consumption causes electrocardiographic changes. Materials & Methods: Electrocardiography is a graphic recording of electric potentials generated by the heart. The study was conducted on male subjects [n=100] aged between 44-55 years, who are alcoholics, non-alcoholics and nonsmokers. Case group will include 50 alcoholics randomly selected from the population. The ECG was recorded in resting state in lying down position. Parameters selected for study are PR interval, QT interval, ST interval and T wave duration and respective parameters were compared in both the groups. Results and discussion: In this study, when alcoholics were compared with non-alcoholics, there was an increase in PR interval, QT interval, ST interval and T wave duration. Conclusion: Our study results showed cardiovascular risk in alcoholics. Therefore earlier detection of Electrocardiographic changes is useful in preventing the cardio vascular risk.