Alcoholic cardiomyopathy: What is known and what is not known.

  title={Alcoholic cardiomyopathy: What is known and what is not known.},
  author={Antonio Gasbarrini and Claudia Tarli and Gabriele Vassallo and Luisa Sestito and Mariangela Antonelli and Cristina d'Angelo and Anna Ferrulli and Salvatore De Cosmo and Giovanni Addolorato},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
Excessive alcohol consumption represents one of the main causes of non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is characterized by dilation and impaired contraction of one or both myocardial ventricles. It represents the final effect of alcohol-induced toxicity to the heart. Several pathophysiological mechanisms have been proposed at the basis of alcohol-induced damage, most of which are still object of research. Unfortunately, symptoms of alcoholic cardiomyopathy are not… CONTINUE READING