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Treatments for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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The Spectrum Health HCM Program utilizes the latest diagnostic techniques in the care of patients and families with cardiomyopathy.

Our multidisciplinary team includes cardiology specialists (trained in advanced imaging, interventional cardiology, heart failure and electrophysiology), a cardiac surgeon, physician assistant, nurse coordinator, genetic counselor and social worker. This facilitates a comprehensive approach to diagnosis, education and treatment of patients with HCM. 

Treatments We Provide

  • Medication Management

    Along with very important lifestyle changes, there are a variety of medicines used to help treat heart conditions. Medicines for heart disease are used to ease discomfort or lessen symptoms, but some can also be essential in preventing life-threatening episodes. It is important to take your medicines exactly as prescribed, and work with your doctor on both lifestyle and medicine changes.

  • Surgical Myectomy

    This surgery involves removing a portion of the septum that obstructs the flow of blood from the left ventricle to the aorta.

  • Heart Transplant

    he Spectrum Health Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant Program brings outstanding transplant surgeons to you for life-saving heart transplant when all other options are no longer working.

  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

    This device combines the steady regulation of a pacemaker with the ability to shock the heart back into rhythm. It is used to treat congestive heart failure as well as arrhythmia, which can lead to sudden cardiac arrest.

  • Pacemaker

    Your doctor may recommend a pacemaker to stimulate a faster heart rate when your heart beats too slow and the problem can't be fixed with other treatments.