U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
It varies: The treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy depends upon the severity of the condition and ranges from medicines to device therapy to cardiac transplantation. Some cases, such as those secondary to viral infections, may improve over time, but most do not. The escalation of therapy depends upon the severity of the condition and the rate at which it is progressing.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 38-year-old member asked:

Treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy in children?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Similar to adults: Medications such as ace inhibitors, diuretics, beta blockers, and digoxin are used to control heart failure symptoms. Anticogulation is usually needed. Treatment is similar in adults and children. In severe cases a transplant may be an option.
A 32-year-old member asked:

I have been diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. What is the treatment for it?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 46 years experience
Multiple treatments: Any potential causes should be addressed. There are several medications that, in combination, may greatly improve symptoms and slow progression of disease. Lifestyle modifications are appropriate such as tobacco and alcohol abstinence, weight management. In severe cases, there are several surgical options from special pacemakers and defibrillators to heart assist devices to transplantation.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for congenital dilated cardiomyopathy?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: In mild cases, treatment may not be needed. Heart medicines are used to control symptoms of congestive heart failure and to preserve or improve heart function. Blood thinners may be used to prevent clots from forming within the heart. Rapid heart rhythms are treated by heart medicines and, if life-threatening, implanted cardioverter-defibrillator or pacemakers are used. Transplant is last resort.

Related questions

A 41-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jul 2, 2015

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.