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Borderline concentric LV hypertrophy
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Borderline concentric LV hypertrophy

Dear Doctor,
My husband 44, has had an angioplasty about 3 years ago, quit smoking the same time and since then.
was diagnosed with diabetes also about the same time.Through a routine insurance check up last month his report mentioned a borderline concentric LV hypertrophy,
everything else appeared normal in the chambers,and valves.
his HbA1c test had an 8.4 value
please suggest if this is something that requires serious attention and what should be our next course of action.
thank you
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His aortic valve should be assessed and it probably was with the echo, since it wasn't mentioned as abnormal, because it may cause LVH.  The other thing, more common cause of LVH, is poorly controlled Blood pressure.  Both of these can cause LVH. The fact that it's mentioned as borderline would not concern me too much.  I would just make sure that the above are checked for.  Often times the echo overestimated LV size so I would suggest having another one done in a year or so.
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