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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: This may be the result of longstanding hypertension. The doc who ordered your test should know more about how to interpret your results.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
More info: So i'm a little confused because an echocardiogram can't really see plaques. I can explain the concentric lvh: this means that the heart muscle is thi ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: But as part of patho- mechanism or disease process -- and not the cause.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Depends: on left atrial size and function, frequency. Ablation is a big deal and frequently unsuccessful. I would try to suppress with a beta blocker like Byst ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: Certain blood pressure medications can help slow the progression and improve LVH. Typically ace inhibitors Open other blood pressure medications con ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: If the reason for the hypertrophy (thickening of the heart muscle) is controlled, such as lowering your blood pressure, the hypertrophy may improve. I ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Independent: Processes unless end result of long standing uncontrolled hypertension which leads to chf.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Echocardiographic: assessment is very dependent on the technical performance of the recording. This can be very variable and determined by the experience and skill of th ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Laxis deviation: Left axis is associated with the following: LVH, left anterior fascicular block, V tach, Left Bundle Brach block, Inferior wall MI, Pneumonthroax or s ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Left chest burning: May be GERD/ reflux. Try ranitidine 150 qd and or prevecid 30 qd and see if helps. Sometimes can have costochondritis which is irritation of chest w ... Read More

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