Prediction of recovery after abstinence in alcoholic cardiomyopathy: role of hemodynamic and morphometric parameters.

@article{Vecchia1996PredictionOR,
  title={Prediction of recovery after abstinence in alcoholic cardiomyopathy: role of hemodynamic and morphometric parameters.},
  author={Luiggi La Vecchia and Francesco Bedogni and Loredana Bozzola and Pierantonio Bevilacqua and Renato Ometto and M. Vincenzi},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={45-50}
}
The aim of the study is to describe the hemodynamic and morphometric characteristics of patients with alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM) and to evaluate whether these parameters can identify the subgroup of patients in whom recovery of cardiac function after abstinence will occur. Nineteen male patients (mean age 52.4 years, range 39-64 years) with symptomatic left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) [ejection fraction (EF) <50%] and a history of chronic heavy alcohol intake were submitted to a full… CONTINUE READING