Medline ® Abstract for Reference 84
of 'Alcoholic cardiomyopathy'
[Regression of dilated cardiomyopathy in a chronic alcoholic patient after abstinence from alcohol].
Mansourati J, Forneiro I, Genet L, Le Pichon J, Blanc JJ
Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 1990;83(12):1849.
The authors report the case of a 28 year old alcoholic who was admitted to hospital for cardiac failure in 1982 due to a dilated cardiomyopathy. The clinical and paraclinical signs disappeared after cessation of alcohol intake. Three years after abstaining from alcohol, the electrocardiogram, echocardiogram and isotopic ventriculography are normal. This case illustrates the necessity of absolute cessation of alcohol intake in patients with dilated cardiomyopathies.
Service de cardiologie Himbert, CHU Augustin-Morvan, Brest.