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Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy Reversible
See below: Alcohol cardiomyopathy is a type of cardiomyopathy. Other causes can include viral, from heart disease, from hypertension or congenital cardiomyopathy. Alcohol can have a direct toxic effect on the heart muscle itself causing it to enlarge become weak and cause congestion. These other causes may have similar symptoms as well.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: On the spefics and how severe. Discuss with your cardiologist.
My husband has alcoholic cardiomyopathy, fatty liver and high blood pressure. His heart beats rapidly without his medication. What is his prognosis?
What is the prognosis for advanced liver cirrhosis and congestive heart failure due to alcoholic cardiomyopathy, ef 10, asceties, kidney impairment?
Poor: Not good I'm afraid. The cardiac output alone is reaching a point of non-compatibility with life.
Cardiomyopathy: Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is often assigned to patients who have a dilated cardiomyopathy, no evidence of coronary artery disease on evaluation and a history of alcohol abuse. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is oneof the causes of cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy can also be idiopathic - or for an unknown reason.
Yes they are: Patients who abuse alcohol are more likely to become septic, and less likely to survive critical illness. This was demonstrated by a large study of about 11, 000 patients admitted to a denver hospital ICU over a 6 year period of time. So patients who have alcoholic cardiomyopathy share this increased risk of sepsis with other patients with an alcohol abuse history.See 3 more doctor answers
Clinical Trial Now: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now.See 2 more doctor answers
Hypertrophic or...: Hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy can both result with hypertrophy generally occurring first.
Just out of personal interest- does takotsubo cardiomyopathy really exist and has anyone come accross it? Also, is it reversible?
Absolutely: Well described in the literature. Have seen about 10 cases in the past 15 yrs. AKA broken heart syndrome. Ekg shows classic heart attack pattern yet cath shows normal arteries and area of hypercontractility of the base of heart and ballooning of the apex. Have also seen 1 case of reverse pattern as well which is reported in literature. Treatment is as my colleagues mention. Meds. Supportive.See 5 more doctor answers
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