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Titolo:
ALCOHOL AND CONGESTIVE-HEART-FAILURE
Autore:
WALDENSTROM A;
Indirizzi:
NORRLANDS UNIV SJUKHUS,DEPT MED UMEA SWEDEN
Titolo Testata:
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research
fascicolo: 7, volume: 22, anno: 1998, supplemento:, S
pagine: 315 - 317
SICI:
0145-6008(1998)22:7<315:AAC>2.0.ZU;2-L
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
LEFT-VENTRICULAR FUNCTION; ETHANOL; CARDIOMYOPATHY; ABNORMALITIES; DEPRESSION; PROGNOSIS;
Keywords:
ETHANOL; ALCOHOLISM; CARDIAC FAILURE; CARDIOMYOPATHY;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
30
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
A. Waldenstrom, "ALCOHOL AND CONGESTIVE-HEART-FAILURE", Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 22(7), 1998, pp. 315-317

Abstract

Ethanol has a definite acute negative inotropic effect (decreased contractility). Also, chronic overuse may lead to decreased contractile function of the heart. The symptoms of congestive heart failure in these patients do not differ from any other cause of congestive heart failure. But, on the other hand, the prognosis quo ad vitam for alcoholicsseems to be worse when compared with patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Whether this is due to a more severe form of disease or difficulties to abstain from alcohol and follow medical prescriptions is, however, not clear. It seems that abstention is effective only up to a certain stage of disease. Ethanol interferes with a number of myocardial metabolic steps and cellular mechanisms. A single key factor for the development of cardiac insufficiency can, however, not be pointed out, although it is well known that ethanol interferes with lipid metabolism and fatty acid composition of sarcolemma, as well as the properties of the membrane function of the sarcoplasmic reticulum. Malnutrition and lack of certain vitamins has also been suggested to be important inthe development of congestive heart failure in alcoholics.

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