Suggested Readings

1. Patel VB, Why HJ, Richardson PJ, Preedy VR. The effects of alcohol on the heart. Adverse Drug React Toxicol Rev. 1997; 16:15-43.

2. Preedy VR, Richardson PJ. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy: clinical and experimental pathological changes. Herz. 1996; 21:241-7.

3. Maisch B. Alcohol and the heart. Herz. 1996; 21:207-12.

4. Piano MR, Schwertz DW. Alcoholic heart disease: a review. Heart Lung. 1994; 23:3-17.

5. Djoenaidi W, Notermans SL, Dunda G. Beriberi cardiomyopathy. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1992; 46:227-34.

Figure 21. Chordae tendinitis in alcoholic cardiomyopathy, histologic section. There is concentric deposition of loose fibroconnective tissue around the chord accompanied

Figure 21. Chordae tendinitis in alcoholic cardiomyopathy, histologic section. There is concentric deposition of loose fibroconnective tissue around the chord accompanied

Figure 22. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy, myocardium, histologic section. Interstitial edema, myocyte degeneration and fibrosis are common findings (Hematoxylin and Eosin,
Figure 23. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy, histologic section. Intramyocardial artery showing duplication and disruption of the elastic fibers, and vascular edema (Elastic stain,
Figure 24. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy, histologic section. Anitschkow-like cells are noted in the wall of a small intramyocardial artery (arrow) (Hematoxylin and Eosin, 60X)
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