Treatments for Myocardium Disorders

People suffering from Myocardium Disorders may benefit from one or more of the following treatment options.

Heart Medications – Heart medications like beta blockers, calcium channel blockers and digoxin may be given to individuals with myocardium disorders to prevent progression to heart failure.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) – An ICD may be implanted in the chest of an individual with a myocardium disorder who is considered to be at high risk for sudden cardiac death. ICD’s work  by sending a sudden “punch” of  an electric shock to the heart when the heart stops; thereby preventing sudden cardiac death. Some cases of Ventricular Hypertrophy may require 2 ICD’s in both ventricular chambers.

Angioplasty and Stenting – This procedure makes use of cardiac catheter where the flexible tube is brought to the area of the constricted artery. A balloon is inflated from within and a mesh stent is left to keep the vessel patent. This is preferred in myocardium disorders that result from myocardial infarction.

Coronary Bypass – This procedure requires an open heart surgery in which an alternate vessel is used to connect both healthy coronary vessels and bypass the obstructed coronaries to help ensure continuous blood flow to the myocardium.

The Outcome of Myocardium Disorders

People suffering from a Myocardium Disorder may benefit from adopting healthier lifestyle habits to enhance quality of life.

  • If an individual with a Myocardium Disorder smokes, he or she should quit.  
  • If an individual is overweight, he or she should try to lose weight under the recommendations of a physician.
  • Select individuals may benefit from maintaining by proper nutrition and regular exercise, when  recommended to exercise by a physician.  
  • Concomitant diseases like hypertension and diabetes should actively be controlled.

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It is important to recognize that medications and medical procedures are associated with benefits and risks that should be discussed with your physician. It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition. Your Health Access disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.