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 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 »

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 b...  Read Full »

Is it possible to reverse LVH?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 35 years. Before four years, he has done nasal septoplasty surgery. The doctor told me that he has high blood pressure. After doing all the tests, he was diagnosed with moderate concentric LVH. Initially, my husband was with a weight of 98 kilograms and a height of five f...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has hypertension and he needs medication for the long term. It is good to have weight loss by following a healthy lifestyle. He needs to avoid taking fatty, oily, and high-calorie f...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Left ventricular hypertrophy is because of hypertension, however, ECG 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 activity or emotio...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret my ECG.

Query: Hi doctor, My ECG report showed left axis deviation, left anterior fascicular block and prolonged QT interval. Is this an abnormal ECG? What kind of health issue I am having? I am a 48 year old female. Also, I am diabetic since four years.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Left ventricular hypertrophy is the most important cause of left axis deviation and left anterior fascicular block. Hypertension (high blood pressure) can very often result in left ventricular hypertrophy causing left axis deviation. QT prolongation can be because of many...  Read Full »

Will COVID-19 infection cause worsening of grade 1 diastolic dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-male. I am non-diabetic, non-hypertensive (have family history of BP). My height 165 cm, and weight is 74kg. I am recently infected with COVID-19. I only had mild symptoms and got recovered. I observed that my heart rate increased to 80 -90 bpm on standing and 65-75 on l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your heart rate is fine and it is normal to have such variation. In echo, the significant findings are mild concentric LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy) and diastolic dysfunction. Firstly, these are not anything serious and worrisome issues. Mild concentric LVH m...  Read Full »

Will diastolic dysfunction reverts to normal with LVH reversal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking steroids on and off for the past three years. I got artial fibrallation a year ago (never again since then). My blood pressure was quite high 152/90 at the doctor. LV is normal and LVEDD is 53 mm, normal systolic function, no regional wall movement abnormalities. L...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. Can I know why were you on steroids? Was there any particular disease that was diagnosed and started you with steroids? As there are many determinants causing diastolic dysfunction, one of the common cause is hypertension. And yes, d...  Read Full »

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