Smoking and idiopathic congestive cardiomyopathy.

Two case control studies were performed to evaluate whether smoking may affect myocardial function. Cardiomyopathy subjects had a greater pack year smoking history than 52 control subjects with no CAD (p < 0.02) and were more likely to have diabetes (p < 0.10), but they did not differ from controls with respect to age, alcohol intake, or the presence of… CONTINUE READING