Alcoholic cardiomyopathy usually has a poor prognosis, but the case presented here documents a dramatic regression of left ventricular dysfunction in a patient with alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Ejection fraction determined by echocardiography increased from 12% at the time of presentation to 45% 10 weeks later. This was associated with clinical resolution of conjestive heart failure and a decrease in cardiac and left ventricular size documented by chest x-ray and echocardiography.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research|
|State||Published - Jul 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Psychiatry and Mental health