Regression of Severe Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy after Abstinence of 10 Weeks

Arthur S. Agatston, Matthew E. Snow, Philip Samet

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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)386-387
Number of pages2
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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