Alcohol


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Sources: Disturbances Of The Heart

It is rarely, if ever, advisable to use alcohol. In certain

instances, however, especially in older patients who are accustomed

to alcohol, a little whisky administered several times a day may act

only for good, both as a food and as a peripheral dilator. But it

must be remembered that alcohol is not a cardiac stimulant, and that

a large dose will be followed by more cardiac depression.

Nitroglycerin may act as well as whisky in the kind of cases

mentioned. Caffein stimulation in any form is generally inadvisable

during inflammation of the heart.





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