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When should alcohol cardiomyopathy be suspected?

All patients with dilated cardiomyopathy should be asked about alcohol consumption. In addition, macrocytosis is a good indicator of chronic alcohol abuse, even when liver function tests are normal. Susceptibility to the adverse effects of alcohol on the heart is apparently individual. Susceptibility is demonstrated by the presence of immunoglobin A on the sarcolemma and […] Read more