In a worst-case scenario, cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure and death. Less severe effects of cardiomyopathy should serve as warning signs that you need to seek treatment from your doctor. Cardiomyopathy can cause swelling in the legs, feet, or abdomen. It can also lead to a change in the pattern of your heartbeats as well as heart palpitations. Sometimes cardiomyopathy can cause blood clots.
- Q What are the symptoms of alcoholic cardiomyopathy?
- Q What increases my risk for alcoholic cardiomyopathy?
- Q How do other illnesses affect alcoholic cardiomyopathy?
- Q How is alcoholic cardiomyopathy diagnosed?
- Q How do I manage my alcoholic cardiomyopathy on a daily basis?
- Q Does alcoholic cardiomyopathy affect children differently than adults?