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Is alcoholic cardiomyopathy reversible?

Is alcoholic cardiomyopathy reversible?

For a while it is: Early on, it's one of the more reversible causes of cardiomyopathy. After enough time has passed (which is variable), it becomes irreversible. Anyone who drinks large amounts of alcohol and has a depressed ejection fraction should stop immediately. ...Read more

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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

A disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver ...Read more


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Is alcohol consumption related to acute pericarditis?

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Is alcohol consumption related to acute pericarditis?

Yes: Alcohol use is a risk factor, and the link may be mediated by pancreatitis. It seems that heavy alcohol use can lead to acute pancreatitis, which increases fluids around the heart and inflammation. ...Read more

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Heard of drug induced autoimmune hepatitis?

Heard of drug induced autoimmune hepatitis?

Yes: Many drugs can induce autoimmune type phenomena, to include hepatitis. ...Read more

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Drinking alcohol safe with supra-ventricular tachycardia?

Drinking alcohol safe with supra-ventricular tachycardia?

Alcohol and SVT: Alcohol is known to damage the conduction system of the heart and cause all kinds of arrythmia. Svt is caused by an anomaly of that system. Alcohol surely unavoidably aggravates that anomaly, besides turning the heart muscle into a mass of jello that has no strength to pump blood properly (reduced ejection fraction). No alcohol abuse. Period ! ...Read more

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Will Methaphetmine use with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause heart failure?

Will Methaphetmine use with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause heart failure?

Could: This is like pouring gasoline on a fire. This takes a heart muscle that is wearing out and stimulates it to work harder. To me its just another way to commit suicide. ...Read more

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Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?

Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?

No, it is not: Alcohol can cause many abnormal heart rhythms, and none of them are very good for you, particularly if you are older and not in shape. Some of these abnormal rhythms, like atrial fibrillation ("holiday heart") can be serious and even life-threatening in some people, and if prolonged, can increase the chance of both heart failure and stroke. ...Read more

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How are alcoholic cardiomyopathy and congestive cardiomyopathy different?

How are alcoholic cardiomyopathy and congestive cardiomyopathy different?

Cardiomyopathy: Congestive cardiomyopathy generally has a dilated heart with decreased ejection fraction causing congestive heart failure. When this condition is caused by alcohol, we call it alcoholic cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Is liver damage due to alcohol consumption reversible?

Is liver damage due to alcohol consumption reversible?

Yes, but...: Only to a certain point...Since it appears that cirrhosis, once established is irreversible...Though progression can be halted. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause tachycardia?

Can alcohol cause tachycardia?

Could: There are many reasons why alcohol consumption may be associated with tachycardia. Alcohol withdrawal can cause tachycardia. If it causes significant weakening of the heart muscle it can cause tachycardia. Dehydration can cause tachycardia. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol safe with one diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Is drinking alcohol safe with one diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Alcohol/Cardiomyopat: Definitely not. Consult your cardiologist if in doubt. ...Read more

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Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Rubbing alcohol?: I'm not sure whether you mean an accidental sniff while using this rubbing alcohol, or purposefully breathing it in? If it's the latter, please stop now and get help! you're risking your respiratory system, your brain, your liver, and your life. Inhaled alcohol gets into your bloodstream and is delivered through your placenta. Yes, this could harm your baby including fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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Can atypical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause death?

Yes: Any type of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy puts you at risk for a lethal arrhythmia. A cardiologist with expertise in this area can help stratify your level of risk. ...Read more

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Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

No it cannot cause: Hiv. However, it might lead to unprotected sex, which could lead to hiv, since people's judgement is impaired and they are less inhibited under the influence of alcohol. ...Read more

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Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which can cause insulin production problems. So this can add to the risk of developing diabetes. Your genetic make up plays the largest role. But drinking can help speed things up ...Read more

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Does IV drug abuse cause heart valve disease?

Does IV drug abuse cause heart valve disease?

Yes: Iv drug use often leads to infection of the heart valves (endocarditis) which can cause permanent damage or death. ...Read more

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Shouldnt we avoid pharmacological treatment of drug induced liver disease?

Shouldnt we avoid pharmacological treatment of drug induced liver disease?

How ?????: Liver is a complex organ, most of the time protects itself by detoxifying chemicals rarely fails, . Remarkable progress has been made in control of infections, b.P. Stroke, cancer, vas dis meta.Diseases etc by use of medications, prolonging life and virtually every drug could be hepato toxic and unavoidable. Watchful fda withdrawn several ( duracet, ruzulin, pemolin etc ) may be more to go. ...Read more

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Can carvedilol cause exercise induced asthma?

Can carvedilol cause exercise induced asthma?

Theoretically yes bu: Non-selective beta blockers tend to worsen asthma and ideally should be avoided. However you will need to weigh the risk'/benefit ratio of getting another drug to control your hypertension. A more cardioselective beta blocker can usually be tolerated by those with asthma reducing the 1 sec airflow rate by about 8% but paradoxically making the airway more responsible to bronchodilator. ...Read more

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