alcoholic cardiomyopathy meaning

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Cardiomyopathy resulting from: (1) a toxic effect of alcohol on the myocardium; (2) thiamine deficiency due to malnutrition in alcoholics; or (3) a toxic effect of cobalt additives in beer in heavy beer drinkers. This disease is usually manifested by dyspnea and palpitations with cardiomegaly and congestive heart failure.


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  1. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a type of dilated cardiomyopathy.
  2. In August 1965, a patient presented to a hospital in Quebec City with symptoms suggestive of alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
  3. Perhaps an alcoholic cardiomyopathy resulting in cor pulmonale to produce the respiratory symptoms; and alcoholic liver disease to cause GTT elevation.
  4. Treatment for alcoholic cardiomyopathy involves lifestyle changes, including complete abstinence from alcohol use, a low sodium diet, and fluid restriction, as well as medications.
  5. Signs and symptoms presented by the occurrence of alcoholic cardiomyopathy are the result of the heart failing and usually occur after the disease has progressed to an advanced stage.

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