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Cardiomyopathy Treatment Cost

Cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart is not capable of pumping adequate blood to the rest of your body. There are various cardiomyopathies such as Dilated Cardiomyopathy or Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM). The fees for the treatment of cardiomyopathy in Hyderabad depend on the surgery cost of HOCM or Dilated Cardiomyopathy treatment charges in Hyderabad’s hospital.

What is Cardiomyopathy

The term ‘cardiomyopathy’ refers to the disease which impacts the heart muscle. People with cardiomyopathy often feel exhaustion, shortness of breath or heart palpitations. With time, the condition of the patient gets worse, thus timely treatment is necessary.

Cardiomyopathy causes the heart to stiffen, thicken or expand. Thus, the heart gets weak to pump the proper amount of blood throughout the body. If treatment is not sought in due time, cardiomyopathy may cause heart failure. Some patients get heart transplants due to the same heart condition.

There are various types of cardiomyopathy:

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Causes heart chambers to thin and stretch, growing larger.

  • Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM): Thickens the heart walls

  • Transthyretin Amyloid: Causes build-up of faulty proteins called fibrils on the heart or nerves

  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia: Fatty fibrous tissue replaces normal heart muscle which leads to abnormal heart rhythms.

Other conditions include Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy, Broken Heart Syndrome, and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. If treatment gets delayed, one may acquire furthermore cardiac problems such as heart failure, heart valves issue, and heart arrhythmias.

Symptoms

There are various signs of this heart issue, some of the common symptoms are:

  • Exhaustion and Weakness

  • Dizziness and Giddiness

  • Frequent Fainting

  • Swelling of the feet, ankles and legs

  • Chest pain and heart palpitations

Diagnosis and Treatment for Cardiomyopathy

The doctor after examining the symptoms goes through the patient’s personal and family medical history. The doctor may order the following tests to confirm the diagnosis:

  • Cardiac CT and MRI

  • Cardiac Catheterization

  • Ambulatory Monitoring

  • Stress Test

  • Echocardiogram

The treatment differs from one patient to another, depending on the amount of damage. Sometimes patients don’t require treatment until they develop symptoms, on the other hand, people who experience symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain may only require to make certain changes in their lifestyle along with medications.

Cardiomyopathy is reversible but not curable. It is like PCOD which can be controlled but has the possibility of worsening if not taken care of. It can be managed in the following ways:

  • Modification in lifestyles such as good diet, good sleep and exercise.

  • Medications may be needed for high blood pressure, preventing blood clotting, controlling abnormal heartbeats, and reducing inflammation due to surgically implanted devices.

  • A heart transplant may be needed to save the life.

The treatment for cardiomyopathy helps to keep the symptoms under control. With the aid of treatment, the progression of this heart disorder decreases, helping the patient to live a better life. However, regular checkups are necessary to examine the heart’s health. The doctor may prescribe medicines, and devices to correct arrhythmias or to improve blood flow.

Cardiomyopathy Treatment cost in Hyderabad

Considering the Indian average cost, the approximate value for Cardiomyopathy treatment in Hyderabad may start from INR 1,30,000/-.

Myomectomy surgery refers to cutting or removal of the muscle. It is an open heart surgery for helping the thickened heart muscle, and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy(HOCM) . In Hyderabad, the cost of Myectomy surgery decides the value for the treatment of HOCM or other cardiomyopathy in the Hyderabad’s healthcare centres. The minimum cost of a Myomectomy in Hyderabad may start from INR 50,000 and the cost for the treatment of cardiomyopathy like HOCM in Hyderabad can add up to INR 1,00,000. Additionally, some hospitals in Hyderabad for myomectomy surgery may charge the initial value of INR 52800.

The treatment value for dilated cardiomyopathy in Hyderabad can be around INR 1,50,000 or above if needed surgery. If the medications are enough to control this disorder, then the expenses for the treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy in Hyderabad can go lower to INR 45,000.


FAQs

  1. Can I live with cardiomyopathy?

    With proper care, diagnosis, and medications, one can live a full life with cardiomyopathy.

  2. Is it cardiomyopathy and heart failure?

    Cardiomyopathy without proper care can lead to heart failure.

  3. Is Cardiomyopathy a terminal illness?

    Yes, cardiomyopathy is a terminal illness.

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