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
  • Beta-blockers

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 DevicesMechanical Cardiac Assist Devices, and Heart Transplantation.



Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Treatment


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