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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...

Can you get alcoholic cardiomyopathy in 1 year by drinking heavy every 1-3 days at age 24-25?

Absolutely . Alcohol in large quantities is cardiotoxic and this amount of drinking can lead to cardiomyopathy. The good news is that stopping drinking and taking heart medications can resolve the problem. Read more...

Could you get alcoholic cardiomyopathy at 23?

Not common . It could happen however if structural damage exists and if alcohol is overused a underlying cause of cardiomyopathy could be hastenend. In most likelihood this would have to be excluded. Read more...

Is there a difference between alcoholic cardiomyopathy and congestive cardiomyopathy?

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. Read more...
Yes. There are 2 major kinds of cardiomyopathy, which literally means disease of heart muscle. One is obstructive (asymmetric septal hypertrophy or ash), and the other is congestive, where heart muscle is weakened and fluid backs up into the lungs and body (congestive heart failure). Alcohol is one kind of congestive cardiomyopathy - others are viral, post-pregnancy, and toxin-related. Read more...
Yes and no. Alcohol causes direct toxicity to the heart and can cause weakening of the heart. This can cause fluid retention and congestion. However, there are other types of heart weakening which can cause congestion. Sometimes the weakening from alcohol improves after someone stops drinking. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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 ^. Read more...
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. Read more...