Dr. Mott has found fatty degeneration of the myocardium in patients dying suddenly during alcoholism.
In course of time there develops cardiac insufficiency with fibroid degeneration of the myocardium.
However, this limited inflammation of the myocardium is not dangerous.
The myocardium at present shows no signs of poisoning but the skeletal muscles and nerve do.
myocardium my·o·car·di·um (mī'ō-kär'dē-əm)
n. pl. my·o·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
The middle layer of the heart, consisting of cardiac muscle.