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my husband has alcoholic cardiomyopathy, fatty liver and high blood pressure. his heart beats rapidly without his medication. what is his prognosis?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Alcoholism: There is a spiritual and physical miracle available to those addicts who get sober. Their health and their relationships get better. His prognosis is very good if he stops drinking and stays sober.
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It really isn't : Possible to provide a prognosis for your husband with this on-line information. We don't know the severity of his cardiomyopathy. This condition prevents his heart from pumping blood properly ; can cause heart failure. This can go on to impact other organs in his body. One thing is for sure - if he does not undergo major life style changes the amount of damage he is doing to his body will ^.
Answered on Oct 22, 2013
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
See cardiologist : Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is one that has a chance for recovery. See a cardiologist. Stopping alcohol and treating his heart failure. The liver can recover too. Medications and treatment are indicated.
Answered on Jan 16, 2017
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