Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

The thickening of the walls of the left ventricle (the lower left chamber of the heart) is called left ventricular hypertrophy. High blood pressure, aortic valve stenosis, prolonged athletic training, and genetic heart diseases increase the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy. Its symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, and chest pain.

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My electrocardiogram shows left ventricular hypertrophy. What does this suggest?

Query: Hello doctor,I went to a cardiologist as per recommendation from my doctor, and they did an EKG. I read the report as follows, electrocardiogram complete (93000) result was PR interval: 140 ms, QRS: 98 ms, QT interval: 390, rate: 62 beats per minute, rhythm: normal, sinus rhythm, chamber hypertrophy...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) suggests left ventricular hypertrophy. This occurs in those with chronic hypertension or those who exert a lot, with valvular disease, or primarily have heart muscle disease. Please note that ECG findings are ...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about my father's hiccups and burping?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad recently was admitted to hospital after a heart attack, and he was in the hospital for almost a week. Currently, he was discharged and taking rest at home. The doctor advised that his heart pumping rate is around 23% and require improvement. Since morning he has been having hiccup...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your dad's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has severe heart failure due to supposedly decreased blood supply to the heart (ischemic left ventricular dysfunction). The cause of hiccups and burping could be due to gastritis induced by ...  Read Full »

What could be done for the semi-conscious state of my mother-in-law?

Query: Hello doctor, This query concerns my mother in law. She has an imbalance of sodium due to which she becomes semi-conscious. Her condition has not improved since more than six months now. When I enquired with her doctor, he says that her health will remain this way throughout her life. She was oper...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I have seen the reports attached by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother in law is diagnosed with multiple conditions such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, left ventricular dysfunction with ...  Read Full »

Why am I diagnosed with concentric LVH without any symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, As a part of the annual health check-up, we went for an ECG (electrocardiogram), blood tests, and 2D (2 dimensional) Echo (Echocardiography) and were diagnosed with Concentric LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy). We hence consulted the local doctor who prescribed the below medicines: Myo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are your blood pressure readings in general? It was truly a fasting sample because if not fasting, then results may not be accurately interpretable. Your ECHO shows concentric LVH, and the usual reason for it is hypertension. So you need to monitor your blood p...  Read Full »

Kindly review my echocardiogram and suggest the prognosis of my left ventricular hypertrophy.

Query: Hello doctor, My echocardiogram report showed left ventricular hypertrophy. And I have mild hypertension that is now being treated with ACE inhibitors. What is my prognosis, and will this lead to heart failure? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There is no need to worry. Left ventricular hypertrophy is usually a change that occurs in people with high blood pressure over time. The heart remodels its structure. However, high blood pressure can cause it; there are other possibl...  Read Full »

What is the risk of postponing an angiography?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My height is 184 cm and weight is 97 kg. I have breathlessness on exertion. I get some pain in my throat while walking, but not always. I had a TMT test which was positive. I did TMT for 6.3 minutes and stopped due to breathlessness. The ECG showed ST depression o...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I welcome you and want to assure you do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

What does a left ventricular hypertrophy in ECG signify/

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ECG (electrocardiogram) done three years ago, which showed up LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy), so I went and got an echocardiogram done, and it was normal. I had an ECG done again last week, and my doctor said it is still showing up LVH but more severe than three years ago...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). How much do you weigh, and how is your built? (your weight is incorrect in your medical records). Now, if you are lean and thin, everything is normal because ECG can show left ventricular...  Read Full »

Will a chest X-ray show left ventricular hypertrophy?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know whether a chest X-ray can show left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).   Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chest X-ray cannot show left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). If your left ventricle remains enlarged, it shows as an enlarged heart shadow on the chest X-ray. ECG (electrocardiogram) can show findings of LVH but echocardiography is the best way to diagnose LVH.   Read Full »

Can an ECG detect LVH?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 37-year-old female. Three years ago, I had an ECG done, and it showed up LVH. So I had an echocardiogram, and there was no evidence of LVH. I had another ECG last week in the hospital, and it showed up LVH again, worse. And I am so scared. Can the echocardiogram change in three year...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. ECG (electrocardiogram) is not reliable for detecting LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy). An echocardiogram is the best test for it. ECG may show LVH patterns in thin, lean persons. If the echocardiogram is normal, then no need to worry. Do you have hypertension? What a...  Read Full »

Does left ventricular hypertrophy cause high blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor,My ECG (electrocardiogram) and echocardiography result came out nine months ago. I was given a blood pressure method. Today, I had my ECG again, and it says NSSTTWC. I want to know what that means? X-rays are clear then and now.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It means non-specific ST and T wave changes. These findings are interpreted in the context of history. Please tell me what your symptoms are and why ECG was done. Do you have any comorbidities such as hypertension or diabetes mellitus?  Read Full »

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