Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

Left  Ventricular Hypertrophy

Left ventricular hypertrophy is a condition characterized by hypertrophy  of left ventricle wall which is the main pumping chamber of heart. Left ventricle hypertrophy is triggered by some predisposing factors like hypertension or other conditions that increases the work load on heart.


Onset of symptoms gradually develops and as follows:Dilated Cardiomyopathy symptoms and treatment

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Chest pain on exertion
  • Palpitations ( felling of pounding and fluttering, rapid heart beats)
  • Fainting

This condition usually result from increase work load on the heart which makes the heart to pump stronger. Some factors makes heart work harder and are as follows:


Some major complications of this condition are:


Diagnosis of this condition depends upon detailed medical history and complete general physical examination of the patient. Other tests for diagnoses include:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
  • MRI
  • Echocardiogram

Treatment options for left ventricular hypertrophy include:

  • Treating the underlying condition which causes increase heart load
  • Aortic valve stenosis surgery
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treatment including surgery or non surgical treatment
  • Hypertension control strategy
Lifestyle Changes
  • Be active and exercise regularly
  • Limit smoking
  • Keep blood pressure under control by different medications prescribed by doctor which might be Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), Calcium channel blockers, beta blockers.
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