cardiomyopathy

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  • noun

Synonyms for cardiomyopathy

a disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium)

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Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is classically associated with heavy intake of alcohol over prolonged periods of time.
Heavy drinking for a long time can cause alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
Choi, having only learned of the patients excessive use of alcohol on the date he was to testify, agreed that autopsy results were consistent with alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
KEY WORDS: Alcohol and tobacco; alcohol and other drug (AOD) consumption; smoking; tobacco in any form; comorbidity; risk factors; beneficial moderate alcohol consumption; risk and protective factors; cardiovascular disorder; stroke; coronary artery disorder; congestive heart failure; high blood pressure; hypertension; cholesterol; alcoholic cardiomyopathy
People who drink more than 10 units a day for 10 years are at a higher risk of alcoholic cardiomyopathy - weakening of the heart muscles causing shortness of breath, bad circulation and heart failure.
Endomyocardial biopsy is indicated in alcoholic cardiomyopathy if the diagnosis is not clear.
Comparison of alcoholic cardiomyopathy in women versus men.