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I've been diagnosed with lvh. Is heart enlargement reversible?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

Lvh, or left ventricular hypertrophy, means the walls of the heart have thickened due to generation of excess muscle.
This is usually caused by chronic hypertension, and many studies have shown that with aggressive blood pressure control, LVH can regress. There is even evidence that the risk of heart attack and congestive heart failure decreases if the LVH reverses.

In brief: Yes

Lvh, or left ventricular hypertrophy, means the walls of the heart have thickened due to generation of excess muscle.
This is usually caused by chronic hypertension, and many studies have shown that with aggressive blood pressure control, LVH can regress. There is even evidence that the risk of heart attack and congestive heart failure decreases if the LVH reverses.
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Sometimes

If the reason for the hypertrophy (thickening of the heart muscle) is controlled, such as lowering your blood pressure, the hypertrophy may improve.
If you lift weights, your biceps will get bigger. Stop lifting and the biceps will get smaller again.

In brief: Sometimes

If the reason for the hypertrophy (thickening of the heart muscle) is controlled, such as lowering your blood pressure, the hypertrophy may improve.
If you lift weights, your biceps will get bigger. Stop lifting and the biceps will get smaller again.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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