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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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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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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 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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What causes right ventricular hypertrophy?

What causes right ventricular hypertrophy?

Pressure or volume: Any process that provokes a chronic pressure overload to the right ventricle can do this. Examples are pulmonary hypertension and pulmonic stenosis, ...Read more

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My father 70yr , diagnosed ventricular bigeminy.Is it dangerous?Can amiodarone help controlling it?Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?

My father 70yr , diagnosed ventricular bigeminy.Is it dangerous?Can amiodarone help controlling it?Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?

Depends: The underlying cause for the rythm needs to be worked up and treated. If all correctable conditions are fixed., then eps may be indicated and ablation if reasonable. A defibrillator if poor heart function. Otherwise amio is reasonable but has its issues. It can affect the lungs, liver and thyroid to mention a few. Close monitoring is reccomended. ...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. www.healthtap.com/volkantuzcu ...Read more

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Reasons, causes and cure for "Mild wall inferior hypokinesia"?

Reasons, causes and cure for "Mild wall inferior hypokinesia"?

From echo?: Assuming you are talking about an echocardiogram reading, this represents damaged or malfunctioning cardiac tissue. This could be from previous heart attack or current poor blood flow. Cure - full cardiac evaluation for current symptoms, treatability and risk factor assessment to prevent further damage. Exercise is the best cure after getting evaluated. ...Read more

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Are there any permanent treatments for left sided heart failure?

Are there any permanent treatments for left sided heart failure?

Heart failure: The cause of the heart failure informs what treatment and how effective it will be. "permanent" treatment is difficult to reconcile, no 'cure' is extant for heart failure tho effective treatments exist. ...Read more

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I have congestive heart failure with a 30% ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , and left bundle branch block is it safe for me to fly?

Depends: It depends on your overall health. Do you have an icd, are you on daily oxygen, daily medications, can you sit for exended lengths of time, how long is the flight? Commercial airlines have cabin pressures set to about 7000ft. So if you can tolerate that altitude (denver is about 5600ft), air travel may be ok. Discuss with your doctor. Tsa will need to know if you have an icd. ...Read more

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What is a lv systolic impairment e/f 40-45 with pericardialeffusion and rv hypertrophy of 1.2cm can they do surgery? Are there any treatments?

What is a lv systolic impairment e/f 40-45 with pericardialeffusion and rv hypertrophy of 1.2cm can they do surgery? Are there any treatments?

Ef 15%/heart failure: Ejection fraction or ef of 10 to 15 is serious. This is a measure of how your heart is performing as a pump. Ef should be 50 to 60%, so low ef means heart failure. There are treatments, medical ones first, like diuretics to remove extra fluid. Okay to ask your doc and your cardiologist. ...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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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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Whats risk of right ventricular hypertrophy?

Whats risk of right ventricular hypertrophy?

RVH: Right ventricular hypertrophy can occur in valvular disorders like mitral stenosis , long standing hypertension, chronic pulmonary embolism etc. Simply means thickening of right ventricle. ...Read more

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What treatment is needed for interatrial septum aneurysmal with pfo, severe tricuspid reguritation, elevated rvsp?

What treatment is needed for interatrial septum aneurysmal with pfo, severe tricuspid reguritation, elevated rvsp?

Syndrome : More information is needed to make a determination. Should consult with your doctor and if desired get additional opinion from another who has all the information about the patient. ...Read more

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What is left ventricular assist device?

What is left ventricular assist device?

Device, propel blood: It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patients with severe class 4 heart failure who would otherwise have little mobility or not survive due to the failing heart. ...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 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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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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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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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. ...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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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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Trace pulmonic valvular regurgitation what does these mean? Mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy?

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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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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 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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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?

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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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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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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