How is dilated cardiomyopathy treated?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD, FACC; Chief Editor: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE  more...
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Treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy is essentially the same as treatment of chronic heart failure (CHF). CHF is a complex clinical syndrome for which many treatment modalities have emerged. Research into the biochemical alterations that occur in persons with cardiomyopathies has led to the development of many medications designed to affect these alterations. Some therapeutic interventions treat symptoms, whereas others treat factors that affect survival.


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