The treatment of cardiomyopathy depends on its cause. Here are some of the more common treatments:
For patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, blockage to the outflow of blood can sometimes be reduced. This is done by damaging part of the muscle between the two ventricles. This damage can be created at surgery or through a catheter.
A heart transplant may be necessary for patients whose poor heart function has become disabling or life threatening.
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