deficiency of the enzyme Aldehyde Dehydrogenase (ALDH) and Holiday Heart Syndrome
Community Member December 26, 2007
I think it is helpful to includes people with ALDH deficiency can experience Holiday Heart Syndrome with much smaller amount of alcoholic drink - 4 oz of wine or even a beer could cause this episode. People known to have ALDH deficiency should also avoid medications and procedures solutions which contains alcohol. Currently popular Lipozap solution that is injected into the fat cells contains alcohol - person with ALDH deficiency can experience Holiday Heart Syndrome after the procedure.