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How do medications treat cardiomyopathy?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you have cardiomyopathy, you may need to take several medications to control symptoms and prevent your condition from worsening. Your doctor will likely prescribe ACE inhibitors to facilitate blood flow, beta-blockers to lower your heart rate, and diuretics to reduce swelling and keep fluid from building up in your lungs. You may also need to take anticoagulants, which reduce the risk of blood clots.

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