What’s the Treatment for Stress Cardiomyopathy?


How do doctors treat people with stress cardiomyopathy?


As the signs of stress cardiomyopathy are very similar to those of heart attack, many patients in this condition may be treated with treatment for heart failure initially. Largely supportive care is needed, for the heart gets stronger and the blood pressure increases. Treatments for stress cardiomyopathy include:

Drugs to improve the blood pressure

Drugs to remove fluid from the lungs

Anticoagulants to prevent blood clots and strokes

As for the sickest patients, a ventilator or an intra-aortic balloon pump is necessary to help the heart pump blood temporarily.

Common medications used in treatments for stress cardiomyopathy are beta-blockers and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor drugs which help to promote the recovery of heart muscle.

24-hour monitoring in ICU is an indispensable procedure, and sometimes it takes a longer time period. Patients with stress cardiomyopathy often need a total hospital stay of 3-7 days.


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