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What treatments may be needed for restrictive cardiomyopathy?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If another illness or condition is causing restrictive cardiomyopathy, the best treatment is to treat whatever is causing the disease. Unfortunately, restrictive cardiomyopathy does not respond as well to treatment as other kinds of cardiomyopathies.

In some cases, a combination of medications is the first line of treatment for cardiomyopathy. In some cases you may need a pacemaker, which is implanted into your heart and controls its beats with electrical pulses. ICDs, or implantable cardioverter-difibrillators, are another internal device used to control cardiomyopathy. Some people with extreme complications from cardiomyopathy may be eligible for a heart transplant.

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