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queenie105
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   Posted 6/1/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
My husband is an alcoholic who drinks between 18-30 beers per day for months straight at a time, with sometimes only a week's break in between a 3 month stretch. 
He has been diagnosed a year ago with left bundle branch block (?) and mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy (on echocardiogram), to which our regular dr. doesn't seem to be concerned about.  Since I know alcohol is toxic to the heart, should I be concerned or look for anything in particular?  He won't follow up this year as was suggested.  He also had a thallium stress test last year, which showed no blockages, so he thinks all is good. 
Any words of wisdom or insight for me?  Thanks.  
 
PS  He also has type 2 diabetes, just diagnosed this year, and alcoholic liver disease for the past 3 years or more.   

Post Edited (queenie105) : 6/1/2009 1:53:21 PM (GMT-6)


queenie105
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   Posted 6/3/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone??? Any info????

Mariel04
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   Posted 6/18/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
You can find many of your answers at medhelp.org. Try this link:

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Congestive-Heart-Failure/URGENT/show/975110

Post Edited (Mariel04) : 6/18/2009 9:56:31 PM (GMT-6)


cello
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   Posted 6/27/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mariel04, I would be more concerned about your husband's drinking damaging his liver and pancreas more than his heart. If he is diabetic and already has liver disease, he is likely to develop dangerous medical complications that could kill him, before he develops significant heart disease. Your husband has to stop drinking if he wants to reach old age. By the way, why is you the one who is concerned and not him? Being an adult,don't you think he should take more responsibility for his health?


 

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