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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

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Is a left ventricular hypertrophy (12mm) in a former obese (90 kg for 1.75 m) patient, now 81 kg and still dropping £s, reversible?

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) under control as you are. ...Read more

Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more


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Is concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy the same thing?

Is concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy the same thing?

LVH: Concentric hypertrophy is a descriptive term for equal hypertrophy throughout the heart. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease process. It can have concentric or asymmetric hypertrophied heart muscle. ...Read more

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Left ventricular hypertrophy mild...what are the chances of sudden cardiac death? Thanks

Left ventricular hypertrophy mild...what are the chances of sudden cardiac death? Thanks

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. ...Read more

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My father has undergone 2d echo procedure, it says left ventricular hypertrophy. What should we do?

My father has undergone 2d echo procedure, it says left ventricular hypertrophy. What should we do?

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 thickness is severe, further treatments may be tecommended. ...Read more

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My ECG showed I may have left ventricular hypertrophy. Can I still work out normally if I have it. And any suggestions please.?

My ECG showed I may have left ventricular hypertrophy. Can I still work out normally if I have it. And any suggestions please.?

Probably, BUT: Most important to know WHY u have LVH. There are a number of causes, HTN being the most common, and this should be treated optimally before working out. Another cause is valve heart disease. If present this should be checked out completely before it is decided that it safe for u to exercise. So, bottom line, see your doc first. ...Read more

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Can you explain left ventricular hypertrophy?

LVH: Left ventricular hypertrophy is when the muscular walls of the left ventricle are thicker than normal. The left ventricle hypertrophies when it does excess pressure or volume work. It can also thicken genetically or when infiltrated by some other form of cells. By far the most common causes are high blood pressure and excellent physical conditioning from long term exercise. ...Read more

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What does this mean? "Concentric left ventricular hypertrophy"?

LVH: Concentric LVH means that the left ventricular walls are all thickened symmetrically. Sometimes different parts of the wall thicken more than others, this is not the case in concentric type. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for left ventricular hypertrophy?

What is the best treatment for left ventricular hypertrophy?

It depends: Hypertrophy means the heart muscle is thickened. This can be in response to extra work, such as inicreased blood pressure or a narrowed aortic valve, or it can be due to an intrinsic abnormality in the heart muscle. The treatment is dependent upon the cause. ...Read more

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Can left ventricular hypertrophy occur suddenly? From like an infection or is it only gradual?

Can left ventricular hypertrophy occur suddenly? From like an infection or is it only gradual?

Not usually sudden: Hypertrophy is enlargement of the hart muscle. It can be a normal response (like to athletic conditioning), or due to abnormalities in the muscle that leads to the hyper trophy. Either way it develops over time. It is seldom, if ever, related to an infection.

Infections are more likely to lead to dilation of the heart, not hypertrophy. ...Read more

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I got the results for a echocardiography report and it says on one of the summaries mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy what those it means?

I got the results for a echocardiography report and it says on one of the summaries mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy what those it means?

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 possible the echo is over-reading it. One millimeter of increased thickness can result in the report saying "mild LVH". The test isn't super accurate for subtle changes. ...Read more

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How bad is mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy on a heart scan?

How bad is mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy on a heart scan?

This used to be: Called "idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis" ihss which was a mouthful reduced to ash, assymetric septl hypertrophy. These may be the cause of sudden death in young athletes, perhaps from arrhthmias, but rescussitation may be difficult. If you know you have this. You warrant a cardiologist to advise management, and it may be minor to nothing, but trust an expert not a website for this. ...Read more

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Which medication works better for treatment of hypertension with left ventricular hypertrophy?

Which medication works better for treatment of hypertension with left ventricular hypertrophy?

There are many: Medications that would be beneficial in your case but every patient is a little different. In general, medicines in the class of drugs called beta blockers would be most beneficial but calcium blockers can also be effective. I am certain your health care provider will select the best management for you. ...Read more

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My 15 year old son was diagnosed with inferior myocadial infarction also left ventricular hypertrophy. Can someone please break it down for me?

My 15 year old son was diagnosed with inferior myocadial infarction also left ventricular hypertrophy. Can someone please break it down for me?

Wrong diagnosis?: Is 15 yo healthy? Why was he evaluated? Previous cardiac history? Autoimmune disorder? Kawasaki disease? Sickle cell disease? Diabetes or cancer? If not, then it sounds like an adult cardiologist misread a child's ekg. Often an adolescent's ekg will look like left ventricular hypertrophy because of the strength of the electrical impulse and thinness of the chest wall compared to an adult. ...Read more

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If a 14 year old boy has left ventricular hypertrophy can he still play football?

LVH: This question needs to be answered by the doctor familiar with the patient and who has lots more information about the boy ...Read more

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Can left ventricular hypertrophy be reversed by controlling bp? 23 yr old male with avg BP of 128/88. Cardio said evidence of slight hypertrophy

Can left ventricular hypertrophy be reversed by controlling bp? 23 yr old male with avg BP of 128/88. Cardio said evidence of slight hypertrophy

Somewhat: Ventricular hypertrophy can be stabilized with medications such as beta blockers and angiotensin receptor blockers or ace inhibitors. Your blood pressure is not too high so be sure you have a correct diagnosis of he cause of the hypertrophy. In young athletes, slight hypertrophy can be normal. There are congenital and also acquired forms of ventricular hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Treatment for left ventricular hypertrophy caused by uncontrolled high blood press & tachycardia?

Treatment for left ventricular hypertrophy caused by uncontrolled high blood press & tachycardia?

Meds / cardiology: Lvh in most cases is a physiologic response to increased impediment to forward flow (hypertension or valvular obstruction most commonly). Occasionally a hereditary LVH (asymmetric) can occur which can lead to dynamic outflow obstruction (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). This can lead to symptoms of obstruction (chest pain), or tachycardia and even death. It is diagnosed by echo w help from cardio. ...Read more

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How concerned should I be with an aortic valve area of 1.09 and mild left ventricular hypertrophy, left axis deviation and t wave abnormality?

How concerned should I be with an aortic valve area of 1.09 and mild left ventricular hypertrophy, left axis deviation and t wave abnormality?

Sounds like: You have moderate to severe aortic valve stenosis. You need to see a cardiologist who can determine other parameters of severity, such as pressure gradient across the valve and velocity of blood flow through the valve. If you have symptoms of fainting or congestive heart failure, it is more serious. Sometimes, the valve can be replaced without chest surgery. ...Read more

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What is left ventricular hypertrophy with inferior myocardial infarction in a 15 yo boy?

What is left ventricular hypertrophy with inferior myocardial infarction in a 15 yo boy?

Hypertrophy: Sounds like you are reading us an automatic ecg interpretation which is usually not reliable. Did he have an echocardiogram,
You can consult me or one of us if you need more detailed info.
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I have left ventricular hypertrophy with 60% reduction in the left ventricle doc says I should not b able to do stairs but I have just done an ironman?

I have left ventricular hypertrophy with 60% reduction in the left ventricle doc says I should not b able to do stairs but I have just done an ironman?

Feel okay now but: Very likely your heart is now affected due to thick heart, probably due to hypertension or other type of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, so strenuous exercise esp. Isometrics, weight lifting, and like can make this condition much worse and can even lead to sudden death. Competition exercise or marathon running is an absolute contraindication for these patients. Marathon athletes can develop cm. ...Read more

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I have high blood press and tachycardia. Every time I get EKG it says I have left ventricular hypertrophy but I had echo which was normal! Why?

I have high blood press and tachycardia. Every time I get EKG it says I have left ventricular hypertrophy but I had echo which was normal! Why?

Echo more reliable: With a history of high blood pressure, you are definitely at risk of developing left ventricular hypertrophy over time. Both an ECG and an echo may screen for hypertrophy. An ECG is cheap and quick, but it is known to sometimes "over-call" hypertrophy, especially in adolescents. An echo is more reliable, a "better" test for this, but it is more expensive and time-consuming. ...Read more

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How likely is it for me to develop left ventricular hypertrophy from my wolff Parkinson white syndrome? I have many SVT episodes, heart rate 175-200.

How likely is it for me to develop left ventricular hypertrophy from my wolff Parkinson white syndrome? I have many SVT episodes, heart rate 175-200.

WPW and LVH: Unless there is some other associated disorder WPW and LVH are unrelated. WPW can be cured by a catheter ablation especially with symptoms and tachycardia. You should be evaluated by an electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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Mother 83 yrs has gd IV mitral & tricuspid regurg gr III aortic regurg conc left ventricular hypertrophy, mild pulmon hyper ef 57% rest is ok advice?

Mother 83 yrs has gd IV mitral & tricuspid regurg gr III aortic regurg conc left ventricular hypertrophy, mild pulmon hyper ef 57% rest is ok advice?

Symptoms: The level of exertion is often dictated by symptoms. Rest is ok, but staying active may help her be more in tune with her body and may allow her to recognize when she is starting to get worse. I always encourage my patients to stay as active as appropriate. ...Read more

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Everytime I get an EKG it shows at least one PVC and says I have left ventricular hypertrophy. Heart ultra sound and cta were normal. Why?

18?: Ay such a young age why are you getting multiple ekgs? You didn't mention any symptoms. That said, what you have describe sounds quite benign. Cut out excessive caffeine and see what happens. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had ekg today, it said sinus tachycardia, left ventricular hypertrophy, doctor said it's just extra heart electricity causing skip beats. Prescribed beta blocker? I go to gym, got healthy BMI RHR 47

Tachycardia: 19 year old active man with sinus tachycardia. Ask why?? Do you have anemia on blood test? Check thyroid function test by blood test. Etc. The EKG with LVH at this age is unusual. But again EKG is not a very good test for LVH and depends on your body habitus may over read LVH. Echo is more accurate test to diagnose LVH ...Read more

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I just had a ecg today and it said on the sheet Sinus rhythm, left ventricular hypertrophy, ant/septal and lateral ST-T changes may be due to hypertrophy and/or ischemia, abnormal ecg. My doctor told me my heart was ok! I had a quad by pass 1 year ago als

I just had a ecg today and it said on the sheet Sinus rhythm, left ventricular hypertrophy, ant/septal and lateral ST-T changes may be due to hypertrophy and/or ischemia, abnormal ecg. My doctor told me my heart was ok! I had a quad by pass 1 year ago als

ABN ECG after Bypass: Doctor prob means there's no ECG changes from a year ago. ECG was prob abn before Bypass, & worse after. Important questions are answered on Stress test & Echo, & not unreasonable to have a year after Bypass. Important questions are whether you experience unexplained breath shortness or chest/arm discomfort w exertion. Once an ECG is abnormal one can only compare with previous ones (weak test) ...Read more

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Mild left ventricular hypertrophy, is it dangerous if controlled with Bisoprolol to lower the blood pressure to 130/70?

Mild left ventricular hypertrophy, is it dangerous if controlled with Bisoprolol to lower the blood pressure to 130/70?

It depends on the: Exact dimensions and if you have other reasons for hypertrophy like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Bisoprolol is a good treatment and lowering your blood pressure is appropriate but you should discuss this concern with your health care provider since he/she has your entire health history available. ...Read more

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Please explain simply what is mild concentric ventricular hypertrophy with mild left atrial dilation?

Please explain simply what is mild concentric ventricular hypertrophy with mild left atrial dilation?

Left heart large: The main pumping chamber of the heart (l ventricle) is evenly increased in size so that the pumping cavity is a bit smaller. The priming pump (l atrium) is mildly enlarged. This is very likely due to uncontrolled high BP over many years. Because it is mild I would not expect any symptoms or functional difficulty at all. Treatment is to control bp. ...Read more

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They did an ECG and on the report it says "left atrial abnormality", "Sinus Rhythm", "Probable right ventricular hypertrophy" Am I safe? Should I worr

They did an ECG and on the report it says "left atrial abnormality", "Sinus Rhythm", "Probable right ventricular hypertrophy" Am I safe? Should I worr

See below: This are changes observed in particular leads and not absolute but suggestive (depending on the criteria).
Left Atrial abnormality maybe is suggesting hypertension or another etiology that increased pressure. This could be backing up to the RV and cause hypertrophy.

If that is the case you would Short of breath or have some difficulty breathing. More info needed to answer properly ...Read more