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Can an ultra sound show any signs of alcohol abuse?

I have an awkward heart beat being checked out, my heart beats very hard with very little activity. like short sprints. would an ultra sound x ray show any signs of alchol abuse on the body.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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