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What Is The Best Treatment For 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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can Stress cardiomyopathy be treated/cured without medical treatment/medication? I.e I eradicating the stress?
Time: It tends to get better, all by itself, with tincture of time. ...Read more
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