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Cardiomyopathy — an enlargement of the heart muscle — may not cause symptoms, and does not always need treatment. Your doctor is likely to recommend treatment only if your condition is severe and causing complications.
Treatment goals are to manage symptoms, prevent the condition from worsening, and reduce the risk of heart attack and heart failure.
At Dignity Health North State, our doctors specialize in the treatment of many cardiovascular conditions. Find a Doctor today to discuss cardiomyopathy treatments in Northern California.
Treatments for cardiomyopathy range from lifestyle changes to heart transplant surgery, depending on the type, cause, and severity of the condition. Lifestyle modifications — regular exercise, smoking cessation, weight management — are often recommended as initial treatment.
Your Dignity Health North State doctor may prescribe the following medications to relieve symptoms and ease the load on your heart:
Procedures to treat cardiomyopathy include:
Your doctor will likely recommend the least invasive treatment initially. If your symptoms are severe, and your quality of life suffers, your Dignity Health North State cardiologist may recommend more aggressive treatment.
Be sure to discuss the risks and benefits of all available treatment options.
Not all types of cardiomyopathy are preventable. However, you can reduce your risk of cardiomyopathy associated with heart disease by:
Want to know if you are at risk for heart disease? Take our free heart risk assessment and talk to a Dignity Health North State cardiologist about your results.
Dignity Health North State heart care team is here to keep your heart strong with advanced cardiomyopathy treatments in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.