beer drinkers’ cardiomyopathy

beer drinkers’ cardiomyopathy

A condition of historical interest that occurred when cobalt was added to malt as a ‘frothing’ agent, which affected those who consumed 2+ litres of cobalt-treated beer per day. Findings included cardiomegaly, congestive heart failure, tachycardia, hypotension and hepatomegaly.
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