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Synonyms for cardiomyopathy

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

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As reviewed below, oxidative stress in particular is likely a key event in the development of alcoholic cardiomyopathy (discussed in "Acute and Long-term Effects of Alcohol on the Myocardium").
This is in accordance with the previous studies which show that initial response to drinking was an increased thickness of the chamber walls followed later on by thinning of walls creating a classical picture of alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
Liverpool coroners' court heard yesterday Mr Steel died from a condition called alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
alcoholic cardiomyopathy or alcoholic gastritis), estimation using the relative risk approach was not possible.
Heavy drinking for a long time can cause alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
Heavy drinking for a long time can cause alcoholic cardiomyopathy, a diagnosis made clinically through history and elimination of other etiologies.
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.
The Conclusions say there is no doubt that alcohol is responsible for many unpleasant alcohol-related diseases and deaths: liver cirrhosis, alcoholism, alcohol psychosis, alcohol poisoning, alcoholic gastritis, alcoholic cardiomyopathy and alcoholic polyneuropathy, haemorrhagic stroke, and foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).
2, 3) Initially, this was thought to be a manifestation of latent alcoholic cardiomyopathy, but later studies in non-alcoholic patients and in experimental animal models revealed the same pattern of blunted cardiac contractile responsiveness.
Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a degenerative disease of the heart muscle characterised by a reduced capacity of the heart to pump blood (i.