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A 31-year-old male asked:

Can alcohol cardiomyopathy cause your heart walls to be thin on the right side similar to arvc?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: Alcoholic cardiomyopathy, when advanced and significantly dilated, thins out the muscular walls of left and right ventricles although it often starts in the left ventricle. Serious arrhythmias do occur with dilated alcoholic cardiomyopathy. I have seen a few cases show dramatic improvement of cardiomyopathy when alcohol use was discontinued.

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