Treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
What is the treatment?
The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms and possibly prevent complications, particularly sudden death.
People without symptoms, and where there is no information on family cases of unexpected death at a young age, should not be treated medically, but is followed by a heart specialist.
Drug therapy is the primary treatment if the patient has symptoms. In complicated cases where medicines are working poor, both pacemaker therapy and surgical treatment are appropriate.
In some cases, a defibrillator implanted under the skin and in extreme cases, heart transplantation may be required.