Additional treatment options that your doctor may discuss with you include:
- Medications, such as beta blockers to calm any excessive “adrenaline surges,” reduce the resting heart rate, improve obstruction, and help to prevent the development of arrhythmias (problems with the heart’s rhythm). Sometimes more powerful antiarrhythmic medications need to be used, or combinations of medications.
- Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) Placement: ICDs are implanted in a patient’s body to monitor for abnormal and dangerous heart rhythms. If a dangerous heart rhythm develops, the ICD will deliver a shock to the patient’s heart to return it to a normal beat.