Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cardiomyopathy Hypertensive Treatment

Treatment for hypertensive cardiomyopathy often includes the effective control of high blood pressure with antihypertensive medications. Additional medications may be prescribed to remove excess water from the body and encourage the heart to pump more effectively. Additional treatment for hypertensive cardiomyopathy may include restricting the intake of fluids, and adherence to a diet that is low in salt, fat, and cholesterol.

Treatment options for hypertensive cardiomyopathy include:

Hypertensive cardiomyopathy can lead to congestive heart failure.

Treatment for congestive heart failure includes:

Medications for congestive heart failure include:

Additional treatment for congestive heart failure may include:

Cardiomyopathy Hypertensive Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of hypertensive cardiomyopathy.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • Do I need a special exercise program?
  • Will I need physical therapy?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Cardiomyopathy Hypertensive Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat hypertensive cardiomyopathy:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Cardiomyopathy Hypertensive References
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