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Disease of CARDIAC MUSCLE resulting from chronic excessive alcohol consumption. Myocardial damage can be caused by: (1) a toxic effect of alcohol; (2) malnutrition in alcoholics such as THIAMINE DEFICIENCY; or (3) toxic effect of additives in alcoholic beverages such as COBALT. This disease is usually manifested by DYSPNEA and palpitations with CARDIOMEGALY and congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE). [1]

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12164672
NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) [1]

M0003462 ( Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic )

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Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic

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Last Update : 2018-12-18 | Date Created : 2014-04-17