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Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
Tree Number(s)
C14.280.238.057
C25.775.100.087.250
Unique ID
D002310
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002310
Scope Note
Disease of CARDIAC MUSCLE resulting from chronic excessive alcohol consumption. Myocardial damage can be caused by: (1) a toxic effect of alcohol; (2) malnutrition in alcoholics such as THIAMINE DEFICIENCY; or (3) toxic effect of additives in alcoholic beverages such as COBALT. This disease is usually manifested by DYSPNEA and palpitations with CARDIOMEGALY and congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
Entry Term(s)
Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
NLM Classification #
WG 280
Previous Indexing
Alcoholism (1966-1978)
Heart Diseases (1966-1978)
Myocardial Diseases (1966-1978)
Public MeSH Note
79
History Note
79
Date Established
1979/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/05/19
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic Preferred
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