Regression of severe alcoholic cardiomyopathy after abstinence of 10 weeks

A. S. Agatston, M. E. Snow, P. Samet

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-387
Number of pages2
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume10
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
Echocardiography
Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Thorax
Heart Failure
X-Rays
X rays

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Toxicology

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Regression of severe alcoholic cardiomyopathy after abstinence of 10 weeks. / Agatston, A. S.; Snow, M. E.; Samet, P.

In: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Vol. 10, No. 4, 01.01.1986, p. 386-387.

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Agatston, A. S. ; Snow, M. E. ; Samet, P. / Regression of severe alcoholic cardiomyopathy after abstinence of 10 weeks. In: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 1986 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 386-387.
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