How to cure Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy without surgery?

How to cure Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy without surgery? Best answer(s): Answer by Jennifer BBelow is a quote from the Mayo Clinic'...

How to cure Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy without surgery?

Best answer(s):

Answer by Jennifer B
Below is a quote from the Mayo Clinic’s website concerning treatment. I’ve provided two links as references. The first contains the full article that the text was taken from. The second give a more readable overview of what the treatments involve.

The treatment of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy has been divided into pharmacologic therapy versus more invasive procedures (dual-chamber pacing, catheter-based septal ablation, and septal myectomy). These treatments can also be considered on the basis of their mechanism of action. Pharmacologic therapy and dual-chamber pacing both alter the mechanics or function of the left ventricle. Surgical myectomy and the emerging septal ablation procedure are effective via destruction of selected myocardium. It is important to know the effects, side effects, and complications of each of these therapeutic modalities.

Answer by John W
You’ll need to work with a Cardiologist on it. I think that Coreg is the only drug that actually improves the condition but they can also use diuretics, accupril, spironolactone, and digoxin to help you along.

You also need to cut out as much sodium from your diet as possible. Use the lesser sodium table salt or use some Mrs Dash salt substitute. Hire a meal replacement service to cook your meals for you so that you stay on a low sodium diet. Basically you’re better off with all fresh food, everything made from scratch as most of the sodium is from the food processing that they do to keep the color and tastes.

You also need to be on a fluid restricted diet, no more than 2 litres of fluid a day. You even have to count the fluid in popsicles.

They only start on the Coreg when they think you’re stable as it first weakens you and you have to start in small doses. I actually passed out on Coreg once, it was right after one of the dose increases, I had taken the bedtime dose really late and took the morning dose early, went to the bathroom and urinating lowered my blood pressure enough to black out and fall into the bathtub.

My Cardiomyopathy was dilated cardiomypathy so it was just enlarged and the walls hadn’t thickened yet. Sounds like your heart has already remodeled and formed an obstruction. If there’s too much remodeling there may be little that you can do about it.

How’s your Ejection Fraction?

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