increased heart rate
is called tachycardia
. Is your HR of 130 at rest or after exercising or just any minimal activity? Anthracycline induce cardiomyopathy(heart dysfunction) sometimes needs to be treated with meds. ACE inhibitors help control your BP but if your BP is normal like you say but your HR is chronically elevated at rest, you may ask your MD about a low dose beta-blocker
which is to help with your HR or digoxin
A person with cardiomyopathy does need some exercise like anyone but also needs to be very careful since exercise may not be tolerated well with cardiomyopathy especially if you are also being treated for CHF. I would honestly consider a second opinion
. I don't think that getting aerobic exercise
is the solution. just my opinion. If you are in a small town, I suggest being seen at a cardiac hospital where the doctors perform open heart surgery since these doctors deal with cardiomyopathy daily. Every hospital is NOT the same, and neither is every doctor's opinion. I'm a cardiac intensive care nurse. You want to be seen by a doctor at a teaching hospital who is up on the lastest advancements in cardiology.