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Medical Term:

alcoholic cardiomyopathy

 

Definition: myocardial disease occurring in some patients with long-term alcoholism; may result from alcohol toxicity, or thiamin deficiency, or be of unknown pathogenesis.

Synonym(s): alcoholic myocardiopathy, beer heart

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