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I am a recovering alcoholic. Can my addiction contribute to cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are a cardiomyopathies with direct association with various types of alcohol ingestion, some of which may not be directly related to the alcohol but some of the other ingredients of the drink.

In brief: Yes

There are a cardiomyopathies with direct association with various types of alcohol ingestion, some of which may not be directly related to the alcohol but some of the other ingredients of the drink.
Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes however etoh cardiomyopathies can be reversible when cause is eliminated in conjunction with medicines that help the heart heal.
Other causes must also be excluded. See a cardiologist if not doing so already.

In brief: Yes

Yes however etoh cardiomyopathies can be reversible when cause is eliminated in conjunction with medicines that help the heart heal.
Other causes must also be excluded. See a cardiologist if not doing so already.
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Alcohol is a known toxin to the heart and can lead to a weaker heart muscle and irregularities of the heart rhythm.

In brief: Yes

Alcohol is a known toxin to the heart and can lead to a weaker heart muscle and irregularities of the heart rhythm.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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