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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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What causes chest tightness, sweaty palms, and uneasiness?

Query: Hi doctor,My son-in-law aged 44 years, slightly overweight, had symptoms of tightness of chest, sweaty palm and uneasiness. The tests showed blood pressure reading as 140/80 mmHg and ECG showed left ventricle irregularity. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Left ventricular hypertrophy is because of hypertension, however, ECG (electrocardiogram) is just a baseline test of cardiology. The tightness of chest associated with sweating can be stable angina. Stable angina is chest pain or discomfort that most often occurs with a...  Read Full »

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 hypertroph...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 ar...  Read Full »

My mother's blood test results show abnormalities. What could be the problem?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 53 years old with a hemoglobin level of 11.0 g/dL and a white blood cell count of 7,700 microliter per blood. Her neutrophil percentage is 58 %, lymphocyte percentage is 28 %, monocyte percentage is 0.1 %, eosinophil percentage is 13 %, and basophil percentage is 0 %. Her ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. This case has two main problems: left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and a high eosinophil count. For LVH, high blood pressure may be the reason. An appropriate medication should be started after a thorough examina...  Read Full »

My mother was diagnosed with diastolic dysfunction grade 2 and left ventricular hypertrophy. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 47-year-old and is long-term hypertensive. She got diagnosed with diastolic dysfunction grade 1 after experiencing swelling in her feet, cough, and breathlessness three years ago with an E/A ratio of 45/42, mild TR, and concentric ventricular hypertrophy. And the recent te...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I reviewed your query. The concentric left ventricular hypertrophy leading to diastolic dysfunction can be reversed by controlling blood pressure. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Please get basic blood tests, like...  Read Full »

My carotid duplex scan report shows a 10 % luminal area reduction on the right side. Should I be concerned about it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male and had a full body scan done with a local imaging center. My current medication includes Rosuvastatin. The report was sent back to me, and I am having a hard time deciphering whether the findings are of concern. My carotid duplex scan showed a 10 % reduction in...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Some narrowing is seen from the reports attached (attachments removed to protect the patients' identity), which is not significant. You are already on Rosuvastatin, so nothing alarming is present. The echocardiogram appears normal, but some physiological variations c...  Read Full »

If I quit smoking, will my RBC, hemoglobin, and PCV levels come back to normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from hypertension since few years, and I am currently on medication Telmisartan. I am an alcoholic and smoker, and I smoke approximately 15 cigarettes a day for the last five years. My current CBC report suggests high RBC, hemoglobin, and PCV. Though it reduced slightly ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have gone through your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).The diagnosis is polycythemia. Polycythemia can be secondary or primary. Secondary polycythemia occurs because of hypoxia, which activates the oxygen sensor and more erythropoietin is...  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 such a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 pre...  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 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 possible cau...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing a wide variety of symptoms for the past year. Could you please give some suggestions?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing a wide variety of symptoms for the past year like fatigue, muscle and body aches, brain fog/forgetfulness, vertigo, headaches, heat intolerance, episodes of feeling shakey (blood sugar is normal), bowel changes (constipation), episodes of nausea, trouble sleeping,...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear you are going through a lot. Your symptoms are varied and involve many systems. In terms of endocrine, you mentioned your thyroid function tests are fine. I would like to exclude pheochromocytoma and carcinoid syndrome along with any neuroendocrine tu...  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 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 hyp...  Read Full »

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