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Alternative Treatments For Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
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 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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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
My father has undergone 2d echo procedure, it says left ventricular hypertrophy. What should we do?
Trace pulmonic valvular regurgitation what does these mean? Mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy?
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: By causing extra work on the heart, the muscle often enlarges. ...Read more
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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
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
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
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
What does "mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy, septum is akinetic & left ventricle is severely hypokinetic. " mean?
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
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
Why is it that people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy/left ventricular hypertrophy have sudden fatigue attacks-even while at rest?
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
Is it possible to have angina without ischemia? I have mvp and left ventricular hypertrophy but had two neg nuc strestests with two cardiologists.
Abnormal ekg possible anterior infarct age undetermined left axis deviation. Left ventricular hypertrophy. Lateral t wave changes?
You need to see a: Cardiologist, if you have not. They can explain all those changes on your EKG.. ...Read more
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
Can you explain these to me? Concentric left ventricular hypertrophy with adequate contractility and systolic function. Aortic valve sclerosis
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
I have left ventricular hypertrophy w/mvp. 2 normal nuc stress tests still have dull left sided ache. Does the lvh explain this symptom? On coreg (carvedilol) now
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
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
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?
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
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
Mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy that's my resulst never had high blood pressure those this means that I still have to go get checked?
Lvh: Yes you should be checked to see why you have the LVH ...Read more
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
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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