Medline ® Abstract for Reference 81
of 'Alcoholic cardiomyopathy'
[Dilated cardiomyopathies in severe cardiac failure in chronic alcoholics: clinical course after complete withdrawal].
Renault A, Mansourati J, Genet L, Blanc JJ
Rev Med Interne. 1993;14(10):942.
We have prospectively evaluated 6 patients admitted for a severe heart failure in alcoholic patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. We concluded that complete abstinence results in a short-term clinical improvement, associated to a significant increase in left ejection fraction.
Service de médecine interne Harvier, CHU Morvan, Brest.