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Beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers are the most prescribed medications for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (an abnormal increased thickness of the heart muscle) because they help the heart muscle relax and slow the heart rate, which allows more time for the heart to fill with blood. Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) may be prescribed to control blood pressure, improve symptoms and enhance heart muscle function. Disopyramide (Norpace) is prescribed to improve symptoms by decreasing the obstruction (if present) at the left ventricular outflow tract. Cordarone (Amiodarone) treats irregular heart rhythms that originate in the atria or ventricles. Statins are a class of medications that treat abnormalities in your cholesterol panel. Spironolactone (Aldactone) is a diuretic that improves fluid balance and also helps prevent scarring from developing in the left ventricle. Other medications may reduce heart muscle stiffness or improve your fluid balance, but use of those is determined by your symptoms and heart’s overall function.