Restrictive Cardiomyopathy Treatment
For children with restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM), treatment is focused on heart failure and reducing the risk for blood clots within the heart.
The treatment goals are to:
- Improve heart failure symptoms
- Prevent or control arrhythmias
- Prevent blood clots
Common medications include:
- Anticoagulation medication or blood thinners such as heparin and Coumadin ®
- Diuretics to relieve venous congestion
For more advanced disease, other interventions may be necessary such as:
- Implantable pacemaker or defibrillator
- Mechanical ventilator support (intubation)
- Cardiac assist devices (ECMO, LVAD, BIVAD)
- Heart transplantation
To learn more about these treatment options, read the sections on Medication, Implantable Devices, Mechanical Cardiac Assist Devices, and Heart Transplantation.
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Treatment