What is the pathophysiology of alcohol-induced cardiomyopathy?

Bottom line:  In addition to association with nutritional problems, such as thiamine deficiency, and its cardiodepressant effects, alcohol directly interferes with cellular activities, such as calcium transport and binding, interaction of fatty acids with the cellular sarcolemma, and mitochondiral respiration.

See Myocarditis and specific myocardiopathies, toxins.  In:  Hurst’s the Heart [AccessMedicine].


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