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What is the treatment for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Marco Paliotta
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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram is the definitive test for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease whose greatest risk is that of fatal heart rhythm disturbance, regardless of whether it is obstructive or not. The presence of this abnormality on echocardiogram usually requires the placement of a defibrillator to prevent sudden cardiac death.

In brief: Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram is the definitive test for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease whose greatest risk is that of fatal heart rhythm disturbance, regardless of whether it is obstructive or not. The presence of this abnormality on echocardiogram usually requires the placement of a defibrillator to prevent sudden cardiac death.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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