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is left ventricular hypertrophy reversible

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Not usually: Unless other associated factors like vitamin, thyroid anomaly involved.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: But consider this: lv wall thickness of 11 mm is normal. I wouldn't sweat the 1 mm. Just keep your risk factors for future issues (weight and bp) unde ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
LVH: Left ventricular hypertrophy is when the muscular walls of the left ventricle are thicker than normal. The left ventricle hypertrophies when it does e ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
LVH: Trace LVH generally on ECG means borderline ecg, trace on echo would generally imply minimal lvh.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
LVH: concentric LVH means that the left ventricular walls are all thickened symmetrically. Sometimes different parts of the wall thicken more than others, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
13 years experience Neurology
Somewhat: Ventricular hypertrophy can be stabilized with medications such as beta blockers and angiotensin receptor blockers or ace inhibitors. Your blood pres ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
LVH: Concentric hypertrophy is a descriptive term for equal hypertrophy throughout the heart. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease process. It can have ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathan Almeida
23 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Gradual LVH is mostly from hypertension or heart valve problems. Lvh can occur more rapidly in conditions like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (commoner), ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Thick walls: It means that the measurement of the wall thickness is increased. If you have had uncontrolled high blood pressure, that may make sense. IF not, it's ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emran Rouf
Specializes in Internal Medicine
LVH : Any degree of LVH remains a risk for arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death, although the risk is higher with degree of LVH, age and other cardiac risk f ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
BP control : Most common cause of LVH is high blood pressure. Control of BP is very important. There are other causes such as genetics however much less common. If ... Read More
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