cardiomyopathy

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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").
Predicting early cardiac toxicity of chronic alcohol consumption in patients at high risk for developing alcoholic cardiomyopathy will be helpful, since an early withdrawal of alcohol may improve left ventricular systolic function and prognosis in this group.
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.10
(7) Patients with valvular heart disease, hypertension, ischaemic, pericardial or congenital heart disease, diabetes or alcoholic cardiomyopathy and women who fulfilled the criteria for peripartum cardiomyopathy were excluded.
Paramedics were called and Mr Matuszewicz was taken to George Eliot Hospital where pathologist Dr Kolar said his cause of death was from alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
Symptoms of alcoholic cardiomyopathy include fatigue; dyspnea, including paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea and orthopnea; loss of appetite; irregular pulse; productive cough with pink/frothy material; lower extremity edema; and nocturia.
Liverpool coroners' court heard yesterday Mr Steel died from a condition called alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
For disease conditions that were 100% alcohol attributable by definition (e.g., 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 drinkers with hypertension or heart failure should be advised to stop drinking to preserve their hearts.
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. The court concluded that if the jury agreed with the defense that the patient did not have bacterial pneumonia but aspiration pneumonia, Dr.
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).
For alcohol-defined diagnoses (e.g., alcoholism, alcohol dependence syndrome, and alcoholic cardiomyopathy), all deaths were ascribed to alcohol use and misuse, and the AAF was set to unity (1.0).