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Alcoholic cardiomyopathy and cardiovascular events - an insight from the Liptov region.
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PMID:  23731046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Aim: This study was conducted to study the association between alcohol consumption and cardiovascular events and echocardiographical parameters in 100 consumers with the average daily dose <120 g and ≥120 g of alcohol per day during a 4-year follow-up. Methods: 100 patients/heavy alcohol consumers (on average ≥ 80 g daily), with no cardiovascular disease, divided into 2 groups, underwent a baseline echocardiographic and clinical evaluation and were followed-up for cardiovascular events, biochemical analysis and rhythm disorder for 4 years. Results: Data regarding the dose and duration of alcohol consumption showed a low correlation and nonlinear character between the duration of alcohol consumption and monitored parameters. There were no differences between the groups in the echo-parameters ejection fraction EF (p=0.43), in the diameter of left atrium LA (p=0.51). Left chamber - LVEDD - was slightly bigger in the group with a heavier drinking pattern (p=0.09). There were no differences in biochemical parameters between the groups. When comparing these two groups of consumers the percentage of diabetes mellitus (p=0.283), episodes of heart failure (p=0.308), atrial fibrillation (p=0.652), cerebral vascular accident (p=0.722) and delirium (p=0.559) were not significantly different; only 2 subjects suffered from myocardial infarction during the follow-up. Conclusion: We conclude, that no significant differences (p<0.05) between the two groups of heavy alcohol consumers were observed in echo parameters, biochemical values and cardiovascular events (Tab. 4, Ref. 28). Keywords: alcoholic cardiomyopathy, echocardiography, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, delirium.
P Kycina; J Murin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bratislavské lekárske listy     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0006-9248     ISO Abbreviation:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Publication Date:  2013  
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Created Date:  2013-06-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0065324     Medline TA:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Country:  Slovakia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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