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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 81

of 'Alcoholic cardiomyopathy'

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[Dilated cardiomyopathies in severe cardiac failure in chronic alcoholics: clinical course after complete withdrawal].
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Renault A, Mansourati J, Genet L, Blanc JJ
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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.
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Service de médecine interne Harvier, CHU Morvan, Brest.
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