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Cardiomyopathy (cont.)

Medication

Medications prescribed to the patient will depend upon the underlying reason that caused the cardiomyopathy.

If appropriate, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and beta blocker medications may be used to allow the heart to beat more efficiently, potentially increasing cardiac output.

When congestive heart failure symptoms exist, diuretics in association with diet changes and salt restriction may be used to prevent water retention and decrease the workload of the heart.

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