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What is the best treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

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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Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...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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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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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 best treatment for left ventricular hypertrophy?

What is the best treatment for left ventricular hypertrophy?

It depends: Hypertrophy means the heart muscle is thickened. This can be in response to extra work, such as inicreased blood pressure or a narrowed aortic valve, or it can be due to an intrinsic abnormality in the heart muscle. The treatment is dependent upon the cause. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for myocarditis?

What is the treatment for myocarditis?

Several: Mainly vasodilators such as ace inhibitors or angiogtension receptor blockers (arb's), low dose beta blockers, occasionally inotropes such as digoxin, and sometimes vasodilators like calcium channel blockers like Nifedipine or amlodipine or nitrates. In severe cases, the effective short term treatments are left ventricular assist devices, and in life threatening cases, heart transplantation. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for cardiomyopathy?

What is the prognosis for cardiomyopathy?

Depends: It depends on how severe it is. It can be very mild or very severe. In general many people with treatment can do quite well but the potential for deterioration is there. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for myopathy?

What is the treatment for myopathy?

Varies: There many different type of myopathies arising from different trigger sites, so there is no one specific trestmen. ...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 emphysema?

What is the best treatment for emphysema?

Stop smoking!: Stopping smoking and (if needed) wearing oxygen are the two treatments with clear benefits. Weight loss (if overweight), exercise, and inhalers reduce the number of hospitalizations a patient has. Rare causes of emphysema (alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency) can be treated directly, but there is no treatment that reverses the lung injury caused by the disease. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for congenital heart disease?

What is the best treatment for congenital heart disease?

It Depends: There are many different types of congenital heart diseases. Therapies range from watchful waiting to medication to surgery. There is a need to see your pediatrician and perhaps a pediatric cardiologist for a definitive answer depending upon the problem. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hypoxemia?

What is the best treatment for hypoxemia?

Underlying dz: Treatment is directed to the underlying conditions . With CHF diuretics are given. If the pts has COPD then oxygen and nebulized breathing treatments are used ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of hypertrophic spurring?

What is the best treatment of hypertrophic spurring?

Depends: What body part? In the foot, i remove them or shave them down. That's the best treatment as then they are gone. ...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 is the treatment for carditis?

What is the treatment for carditis?

Carditis: Myocarditis is due to inflammation of the heart muscle-infective or noninfective. Again it mostly symptomatic treatment like pain control, Aspirin and antiinflammatories. If patient develops arrhythmias and congestive heart failure, it should be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for peyronie's disease?

What is the best treatment for peyronie's disease?

No, but here are...: No known best rx. Its rx may range from no rx but with counseling for its reality, oral off-label drugs- vit-e or potaba, topical injection with xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), penile implant, etc. Xiaflex is the only fda-papproved drug since 12/2013. Note: goal of rx is restoring penile functionality. See urologist for detail... ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hyperlipidemia?

What is the treatment for hyperlipidemia?

Diet exercise & Meds: Treatment is geared to the type of hyperlipidemia. The general modalitie are diet low in saturated fats and carbohydrates, weight loss throug diet and exercise, treatment of underlying illness, e.g., diabetes, hypothyroidism; use of drugs such as statins. Additional drugs may be added depending on the response. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for "takayasu arthrities"?

What is the best treatment for "takayasu arthrities"?

See details: The basic therapy is prednisone, often in combination with methotrexate. For more resistant cases certain biologic agents may be very helpful. ...Read more

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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Abnormality of the heart muscle which can cause heart failure or potentially lethal ...Read more


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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

A condition in which the middle wall of the heart becomes thickened, which can disrupt ...Read more