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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
No Damage: Conceivably, rapid heart rate and elevated blood pressure during a panic attack could cause some minor damage, that is why your Dr preformed the ECHO ... Read More

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Dr. Joseph Rosin
48 years experience Internal Medicine
Above 140mmHg: Assuming the patient is in otherwise good health and can tolerate treatment. The patient would benefit from treating levels consistently above 140 mmh ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
140: A healthy 73 year-old likely has another 20+ good years to go. Even mild hypertension can damage the heart. You may need only a simple medication li ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Daus
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: In general terms, people with a systolic blood pressure consistently above 140mmhg and/or a diastolic pressure over 85mmhg need treatment to lower the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Depends: The greater the degree of thickness the worse the prognosis. More importantly the thickening of the heart indicates poor blood pressure controll over ... Read More
Dr. Howard Rubin
47 years experience Cardiology
LVH: Need more specific information.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Cardiologist: Is your EKG also abnormal? Thickening of your ventricle is abnormal and its etiology & significance should be explained. Hypertension, valvular he ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Left ventricular : Hypertrophy can be serious depending upon severity as it can be related to poorly controlled BP & may result in arrythmias.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Ischemia...: Heart walls are muscles.....lac of adequate blood supply will affect their function.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Heart anatomy: The walls of the heart are made up of cardiac muscle
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Training: Like all muscles, the hearts of athletes who work out frequently and regularly can increase in thickness.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Flow: Inadequate blood vessels to the area can be from there being a paucity of blood vessels going in or from there being too much muscle to be supplied by ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Several causes: It is hard to specifically answer this questions. There are many reasons to have reduced heart function. This can include, heart attacks, valve dise ... Read More

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