Over the past 50 years, the numerous available pharmacological, surgical and instrumental therapies have been shown to improve symptoms, prevent or resolve complications, and increase survival and quality of life for the majority of patients with cardiomyopathy.
In any case, the choice of therapy varies from individual to individual. The choice must be made by an experienced cardiologist, based on the symptoms and evaluation of numerous elements, including age, symptoms, ECG, ventricular function and especially the specific underlying disease that caused the cardiomyopathy.
Particular attention should be paid to the combinations of several drugs, due to their side effects which can be accentuated.
Here are listed the drugs and devices commonly used in the therapy of Cardiomyopathies.