There will be some life style considerations when your child is diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. These considerations will vary depending on the child’s heart condition and risk factors. For children with minimal symptoms there will be few lifestyle adjustments. In more advanced cases, there will be greater restrictions and special child services and school accommodations may be needed.
The most common adjustments involve your child’s daily medication intake and physical activity level. Other changes may include diet and frequency of medical supervision.
As your child moves through different stages, certain psychosocial issues may become a bigger concern. These may include handling school and social situations, managing ongoing medical care or compliance and transitioning to adult care.