Alcoholic cardiomyopathy


alcoholic cardiomyopathy: Disease of CARDIAC MUSCLE resulting from chronic excessive alcohol consumption. Myocardial damage can be caused by: (1) a toxic effect of alcohol; (2) malnutrition in alcoholics such as THIAMINE DEFICIENCY; or (3) toxic effect of additives in alcoholic beverages such as COBALT. This disease is usually manifested by DYSPNEA and palpitations with CARDIOMEGALY and congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).

Endpoint definition

FinnGen phenotype data

321302 individuals

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Apply sex-specific rule None


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Check conditions None


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Filter registries

Hospital Discharge: ICD-10 I42.6
Hospital discharge: ICD-9 4255A
Hospital discharge: ICD-8 $!$
Cause of death: ICD-10 I42.6
Cause of death: ICD-9 4255A
Cause of death: ICD-8 $!$


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Check pre-conditions, main-only, mode, ICD version

Look only at ICD versions H.D: 10, 8, 9 ; C.O.D: 10, 8, 9


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Check minimum number of events None


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Include endpoints None


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Extra metadata

Level in the ICD hierarchy C
First used in FinnGen datafreeze DF2
Parent code in ICD-10 I42
Name in latin Cardiomyopathia alcoholica

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 99 11 88
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 0.03 0.01 0.07
Mean age at first event (years) 58.13 51.84 58.92


Follow-up Absolute risk HR [95% CI] p N
1998–2019 - - - -
15 years - - - -
5 years - - - -
1 year - - - -

Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence


Index endpoint: I9_CARDMYOALC – Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
GWS hits: 0

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
after Alcoholic cardiomyopathy

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Alcoholic cardiomyopathy