Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy

Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a condition presenting with problems in the heart due to long-term intake of alcohol. The heart is unable to pump correctly due to the prolonged use of alcohol. When the heart is unable to pump effectively, it results in heart failure and other health issues. The affected individuals show symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, weakness, fatigue, and swelling in the legs. The first line of treatment involves stopping the intake of alcohol.

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How is alcohol related to premature ventricular contractions?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had PVCs for the past six months. I was convinced, saying that the doctors have missed something or I need further testing. Some days are far worse than others. Some of my triggers include high sugar foods, stress, and heavier meals. I find, having an alcoholic drink makes them...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have any other symptoms like chest pain, snoring, interrupted sleep, or excessive daytime dizziness? It is usually a benign and non-serious issue in the majority of individuals. So with an echocardiogram being normal, the probability of severe cardiac iss...  Read Full »

How to diagnose alcoholic cardiomyopathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a heavy drinker. I have been getting heart pain and fast heart rate. How to get¬†diagnosed with alcoholic cardiomyopathy when the echo test result is normal, and 24-hour ECG test shows tachycardia?  Read Full »

Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Alcohol effects on left ventricular function can be reversible. A number of small studies have demonstrated that if it is started before fibrosis, abstinence from alcohol can result in significant improvement in left ventricular function. A short duration of symptoms...  Read Full »

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