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HCM end stage

My relative is already on 80mg of Lasix, ACE inhibitor, and a calcium channel blocker.  Is there anything else that can be taken to help with an increase in RV pressures (increase of 20 points in 8 months)

Thanks!


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Does your relative have an obstruction? Also, if he has HCM, family members should have been evaluated for the disease as well as this can be genetic in nature. Sometimes a pacemaker can help to make a person with HCM feel better.
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She does have HCM and an ICD and we have a large population of HCM in my family.  

Thanks for your concern.
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Katrina, have the family been evaluated for HCM? What I was asking you in my above question was whether or not she had an obstruction (HOCM)? Some people do and need a myectomy to help them feel better. What makes you think she in end stage HCM? What are her symptoms like? Have you contacted the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association? They have a world of info on the disease and maedical advances. Just do a search on the computer and their website will come up. Lisa is the founder of the Association.
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I agree with grendslori, I would contact the HCMA. Does your friend see a specialist in HCM ?
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