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I went to the cardiologist today and was told I have a thickening of the heart muscle. Tell me straight how dangerous is this?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends

The greater the degree of thickness the worse the prognosis.
More importantly the thickening of the heart indicates poor blood pressure controll over a long period of time.The longer this goes on the worse the pronosis. Pts can develope heart failure and arrythmias. Strict blood pressure controll is essential (130/80 or less).

In brief: Depends

The greater the degree of thickness the worse the prognosis.
More importantly the thickening of the heart indicates poor blood pressure controll over a long period of time.The longer this goes on the worse the pronosis. Pts can develope heart failure and arrythmias. Strict blood pressure controll is essential (130/80 or less).
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: LVH

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