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A 49-year-old female asked:

I was told that i have moderate concentric left ventricular hypertrophy 65%-70%, how worried should i be?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
If this measurement was taken from an EKG it is rather specific, but an echocardiogram is more accurate. Some pathology like hypertension or aortic valve damage is exerting strain.LVH is serious&as it worsens heart function weakens in time leading to eventual congestive heart failure. Consult a cardiologist to determine its cause,prescribe appropriate treatment& provide long-term follow up.care.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
The cause of the LVH needs to be determined. The most common cause would be blood pressure greater than 120/80 untreated. Discuss with your team.

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