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How can cardiomyopathy be treated?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends

First is confirming the diagnosis, then sorting out the many causes (looking for reversible ones).
Symptoms can be controlled with diuretics, but the physiology needs management with ace inhibitors or arbs, and beta-blockers. Spironolactone if severe. Associated arrhythmias require attention. Some cardiomyopathies may resolve over time. Others may require mechanical support or transplant.

In brief: Depends

First is confirming the diagnosis, then sorting out the many causes (looking for reversible ones).
Symptoms can be controlled with diuretics, but the physiology needs management with ace inhibitors or arbs, and beta-blockers. Spironolactone if severe. Associated arrhythmias require attention. Some cardiomyopathies may resolve over time. Others may require mechanical support or transplant.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Drugs and pacer

Standard treatment consists of an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (drug), a beta-blocker (drug), an aldosterone antagonist (drug), a diuretic if needed (drug), and sometimes, digoxin (old).
For certain patients, a resynchronization intracardiac defibrillator is also indicated and beneficial.

In brief: Drugs and pacer

Standard treatment consists of an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (drug), a beta-blocker (drug), an aldosterone antagonist (drug), a diuretic if needed (drug), and sometimes, digoxin (old).
For certain patients, a resynchronization intracardiac defibrillator is also indicated and beneficial.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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