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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Information
Our physicians utilize advanced diagnostic techniques and treatments of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, including:
- Echocardiogram. Using sound waves, your physician can see the size and movement of your heart muscles.
- Chest X-ray. Your physician can use chest X-rays to examine you for an enlarged heart.
- Electrocardiogram. By monitoring the electrical activity of your heart, your physician can see if it is having difficulty pumping blood.
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease program. This special program at IU Health offers comprehensive care for adults who have congenital heart disease. This multidisciplinary team of experts provides care for all aspects of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
- Medication therapies. Medications help your heart pump stronger, reduce your risk for stroke by preventing blood clots and get rid of fluids backing up in your body.
- Heart valve replacement. If your heart valves are damaged by cardiomyopathy, our physicians perform surgery to replace them, improving your heart function.
- Implantable cardioverter. Our physicians invented the first implantable cardioverter, a device that uses electrical impulses to regulate your heartbeat.
- Biventricular pacing. This pacemaker synchronizes the left and right sides of your heart for more efficient beating.
- Septal myectomy. If medications do not work, this open heart surgery to remove some of the enlarged tissue may increase your heart’s ability to pump blood.
- Septal ablation. In this minimally invasive procedure, alcohol is injected directly into the left ventricle to destroy tissue and reduce the size of the muscles.
- Heart transplant. If hypertrophic cardiomyopathy leads to severe heart failure, a heart transplant is necessary. IU Health is the only healthcare system in the state of Indiana that performs heart transplants.
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Support Services
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a life-threatening condition. If you or one of your family members has this condition, you can learn more using the resources below:
A Sampling of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Support Services
American Heart Association
This website discusses prevention, treatment and signs of cardiomyopathy.
National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute
This website explores the causes, signs and treatments of cardiomyopathy.