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Doctor insights on: Borderline Concentric Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

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Resting HR 120-160 found in notes I also have Left ventricular ejection fraction 52% been passing out a lot should I be worried/is this the cause?

Unfortunately yes: You could be having a dangerous heart rhythm, leading to the passing out. The ejection fraction of 52% is still within the normal range; however, you are tachycardic at baseline, and the fast heart rate may overestimate your true ejection fraction as well as lead to heart damage. If you pass out again, I recommend calling 911, otherwise, see cardiologist ASAP.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Trace pulmonic valvular regurgitation what does these mean? Mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy?

Trace pulmonic valvular regurgitation what does these mean? Mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy?

Trace PI is benign: However mild LVH is thickening of heart muscle frequently associated with hypertension.

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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.

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What does "mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy, septum is akinetic & left ventricle is severely hypokinetic. " mean?

What does "mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy, septum is akinetic & left ventricle is severely hypokinetic. " mean?

Heart failure: This is typically seen on echocardiogram in patients who have or will develop heart failure, most often as result of coronary artery disease. You need to see a cardiologist for further testing asap!

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What does trace left ventricular hypertrophy?

What does trace left ventricular hypertrophy?

LVH: Trace LVH generally on ECG means borderline ecg, trace on echo would generally imply minimal lvh.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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