Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Martti
 Tenhu, chief medical examiner in Helsinki, Finland, illustrates the 
differences between a normal human heart and one enlarged by alcoholism 
and high blood pressure. Covered in scar tissue, the enlarged organ is 
nearly twice the normal size. Such alcoholic cardiomyopathy weakens the 
heart so that it is unable to pump blood adequately.Photo credit: George Steinmetz

Martti Tenhu, chief medical examiner in Helsinki, Finland, illustrates the differences between a normal human heart and one enlarged by alcoholism and high blood pressure. Covered in scar tissue, the enlarged organ is nearly twice the normal size. Such alcoholic cardiomyopathy weakens the heart so that it is unable to pump blood adequately.
Photo credit: George Steinmetz

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