Definition of Alcoholic cardiomyopathy

Reviewed on 6/3/2021

Alcoholic cardiomyopathy: disease of the heart muscle caused by damage from excess alcohol consumption and the toxic effects of alcohol on the heart muscle. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy, like other types of cardiomyopathy, can lead to heart failure.

See cardiomyopathy.


Prescription Drug Abuse: Addiction, Health Risks, and Treatments See Slideshow

From WebMD Logo

Substance Abuse & Recovery Resources
Health Solutions From Our Sponsors
Popjes, E, MD. "Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy." Medscape. Updated: Dec, 18, 2014.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors