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left ventricular hypertrophy mild...what are the chances of sudden cardiac death?thanks

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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 factors. In one study, the risk of sudden cardiac death was 7%, particularly in the setting of atrial fibrillation. Treating hypertension, weight loss, alcohol cessation may reverse LVH and reduce risks of arrhythmia.

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