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44 Treatments for Congestive Cardiomyopathy

Overview

Congestive cardiomyopathy, also known as dilated cardiomyopathy, is characterized by a weak primary pumping chamber in the heart. Your heart automatically attempts to correct for this inefficiency. In turn, this correction stretches the heart tis[read article]

Tests for Congestive Cardiomyopathy

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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Cardiac catheterization is a medical procedure that cardiologists (heart specialists) use to evaluate heart function and diagnose cardiovascular conditions. During ...  More
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An arteriogram is a procedure that produces an image of your arteries. Your doctor will use dye (called contrast material) and X-rays to observe the flow of blood t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (or MRI) is a type of noninvasive imaging test that uses magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the inside of the body. Unlike a C...  More
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A computed tomography (CT) scan of your chest is a fast and noninvasive imaging test that takes multiple cross-section images of your heart, lungs, and chest wall. ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Congestive Cardiomyopathy

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Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
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Surgical Procedures for Congestive Cardiomyopathy

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A heart transplant replaces your injured or diseased heart with a healthy donor heart. It is a major medical procedure.Transplants are usually reserved for those wi...  More
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Open heart surgery is any type of surgery where the chest is cut open and surgery is performed on the muscles, valves, or arteries of the heart. According to the Na...  More
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A pacemaker is an electrical device. It is implanted under your skin to help manage irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias. Modern pacemakers consist of two parts....  More
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Implantation of Automatic Cardiac Defibrillator
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Prescribed Medications for Congestive Cardiomyopathy

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DIGOXIN (di JOX in) is used to treat congestive heart failure and heart rhythm problems.  More
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METOPROLOL (me TOE proe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat h...  More
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NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used ...  More
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HYDRALAZINE (hye DRAL a zeen) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to tre...  More
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LOSARTAN (loe SAR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure and to reduce the risk of stroke in certain patients. This drug also slows the progression of kidney dis...  More
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CAPTOPRIL (KAP toe pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is used to treat heart damage after a heart a...  More
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ENALAPRIL (e NAL a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  More
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CARVEDILOL (KAR ve dil ol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high...  More
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BISOPROLOL (bis OH proe lol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat hi...  More
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FUROSEMIDE (fyoor OH se mide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high bloo...  More
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SPIRONOLACTONE (speer on oh LAK tone) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high blood...  More
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WARFARIN (WAR far in) is an anticoagulant. It is used to treat or prevent clots in the veins, arteries, lungs, or heart.  More
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LISINOPRIL (lyse IN oh pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used to protect the heart immedia...  More
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RAMIPRIL (ra MI pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to prevent a heart attack, stroke, or other vascular event in people who are at high risk. It is al...  More
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QUINAPRIL (KWIN a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  More
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PERINDOPRIL (per IN doe pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure. This medicine is also used in patients with coronary artery d...  More
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BUMETANIDE (byoo MET a nide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high blood...  More
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FOSINOPRIL (foe SIN oh pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  More
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TRANDOLAPRIL (tran DOLE a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to treat patients who have heart failure fo...  More
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VALSARTAN (val SAR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure. This drug is also used to treat patients with heart failure and patients who have had a heart attack.  More
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BENAZEPRIL (ben AY ze pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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MOEXIPRIL (moe EX i pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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HYDRALAZINE; ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE (hye DRAL a zeen; eye soe SOR bide dye NYE trate) is a combination of two vasodilator drugs. It is given in combination with other...  More
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EPLERENONE (e PLER en one) is used to treat high blood pressure. This medicine is also used to improve symptoms of heart failure.  More
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NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used ...  More
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NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used ...  More
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ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE (eye soe SOR bide dye NYE trate) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Congestive Cardiomyopathy What's this?

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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. CoQ10 levels are reported to decrease with age and to be low...  More
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