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Cause and treatment of chronic cardiomyopathy?

Cause and treatment of chronic cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: There are many kinds of cardiomyoopathy, some infectious , some inherited, some toxic, and other causes; there are treatments that work for most depending on the etiology. ...Read more

Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

A disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver ...Read more


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Does the symptom chest pain mean that I have chronic cardiomyopathy?

Does the symptom chest pain mean that I have chronic cardiomyopathy?

Not necessarily: Although patients with cardiomyopathy may experience chest pain, the symptom of chest pain does not necessarily indicate that cardiomyopathy is present. If the chest pain is recurrent or persistent, especially if associated with difficulties breathing, you should be evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Will cardiomyopathy kill me if I don't get treatment?

Possibly.: It certainly depends on the cause and severity of the cardiomyopathy. Effective treatment is available..See a physician asap. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for congenital dilated cardiomyopathy?

What is the treatment for congenital dilated cardiomyopathy?

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. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cardiomyopathy?

Rx fr cardiomyopathy: Pills for cardiomyopathy generally consist of diuretics (water pills) which make the patient urinate more and get rid of extra fluid that accumulate because the heart is not pumping well and/or medications that help the heart muscles pump better such as digoxin. ...Read more

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Treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy in children?

Treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy in children?

See cardiologist: Dilated cardiomyopathy is a serious condition in children. It can be a sequel to an infection, to congenital heart disease or to a coronary artery problem. Treatment is complicated and depends on the cause and the severity. Cardiac function and structure need to be thoroughly evaluated. A pediatric cardiologist needs to take care of such patients. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy?

What is the treatment for  dilated cardiomyopathy?

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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy?

What is the treatment for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy?

Medical and surgical: The treatment for hcm is based on symptoms and degree of hypertrophy. Hcm causes obstruction of outflow of blood from the heart, potentially life-threatening arrhythmias and heart failure. Medical treatments include beta blockers and anti-arrhythmic meds. Surgery involves removal of muscle tissue (myectomy); placement of an aicd; alcohol ablation. Follow up with you cardiologist! ...Read more

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Are beta blockers a good treatment choice for mild cardiomyopathy?

Are beta blockers a good treatment choice for mild cardiomyopathy?

It depends: There are different kinds of cardiomyopathy. Some are secondary to other conditions and some are due to abnormalities of the heart muscle. Beta blockers are often used, but it is important to have a clear diagnosis before beginning therapy. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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My son who is 11 has blue lips, i suffer from cardiomyopathy. It is genetic. What are some treatment options for him?

My son who is 11 has blue lips, i suffer from cardiomyopathy. It is genetic. What are some treatment options for him?

Evaluation: Many cardiomyopathies are genetic in origin, and often the inheritance pattern is autosomal dominant. Regardless of signs of symptoms, you son is at risk for cardiomyopathy (either dilated or hypertrophic) and he should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist comfortable with evaluating patients with a family history of cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my cardiomyopathy?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: There are several different types of cardiomyopathy - restrictive, dilated, hypertrophic, etc. These can have different managements, so it's difficult to give you a specific treatment. However, the cheapest way to manage a chronic illness is regular follow up with a doctor - they will be able to follow the disease and help you through it. The most expensive situation is multiple hospitalizations. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for restrictive cardiomyopathy?

What is the treatment for restrictive cardiomyopathy?

Depends on cause: Restrictive cardiomyopathy is caused by several different abnormalities, usually an infiltration of an abnormal chemical, such as iron in hemochromatosis, amyloid in amyloidosis, or sarcoidosis. Restrictive cardiomyopathy can also be caused by an abnormal thickening and stiffening of the pericardium which is the lining around the heart, the treatment of which is removing the pericardium. ...Read more

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Is there any documented proof for successful treatment of cardiomyopathy?

Yes: There is evidence to support various treatment modalities for cardiomyopathy, but treatment depends upon the cause of the cause of the cardiomyopathy, patient symptoms, expected patient disease trajectory, as well as the individual response to treatment. So, it is fair to say that there is not a quick or simple answer to this question. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for viral cardiomyopathy?

What is the treatment for   viral cardiomyopathy?

No spec treatment: Difficult to treat as is often found after the primary insult. What is treated is the heart failure itself. This is treated with medications that improve hemodynamics, heart rate, volume status and so on. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Various: Treatment of hocm depends on the symptoms: initially a combination of medications will be used (calcium channel blockers and beta blockers), but if symptoms progress, surgical myomecyomy or alcohol septal ablation may be indicated. Some patients with risk factors may need implantable cardiac defibrillators to prevent sudden cardiac death. ...Read more

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