What Should I Ask My Doctor About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment?

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You should know what to ask when you are seeing a doctor for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Two important things to ask to your Cardiologist are, one, treatment about yourself, two screening for your family member. And in terms of treatment of yourself, the most important aspect is to ask the risks of sudden cardiac death about yourself and also based on the risk clarification, you may or may not be advised to have a defibrillator in place.

Also important things are screening for left ventricular outflow tract obstruction as well as risk of having a heart arrhythmia. Appropriate medication has to be tried to relieve your symptoms and the clinical anatomical conditions. In terms of screening of your family member, there are various genetic as well as imaging tests available to screen your family member of this disease.

This extremely important. When it comes down to surgery. The surgery entails septal myectomy in which the thickened portion of the heart muscle is shaved off. You should ask your surgeon about the experience of him or herself about this operation. Though it sounds to be simple, this operation has to be done by a specialized surgeon who has interest and the training about this condition.