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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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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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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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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

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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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. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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