Alcohol is a serious threat as far as the heart is concerned, especially it's consumption in excessive quantities. If you are a chronic alcoholic you should be beware of Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy. It is a condition that is predominantly seen in middle aged men in the age group of 35-55 years and also in cases involving habitual alcohol abuse in short time intervals. Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy is a condition resulting from the ineffective pumping action of the heart due to decreased muscle strength. Because of the toxic effect of alcohol the heart becomes enlarged and the heart muscles become thin. This condition is known to cause lack of blood flow which affects all parts of the body in extreme cases.