Probably LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy) is a bit vague. I would really have to see both EKGs to make any judgement. If the first EKG was normal then it would be unlikely to have significant increase in the left ventricular size in less than a year. The EKG is not the best test to detect to detect LVH, an echocardiogram is much better. In any case a review of both EKGs (and perhaps a tie-breaker echo?) by a cardiologist is in order to sort this out. I agree that you are unlikely to "keel over" anytime soon from this.
I have just been diagnosed with high blood pressure, and had an ECG which showed LVH. I am a fit 38 year old male, and am now paranoid that I have a diseased heart and will keel over if I do hard exercise. Is LVH a common complaint, or does it indicate that I have had high blood pressure for too long? Why do many people with hypertension NOT have LVH?
I'm a 28 year old male from India, i was recently diagnosed with hypertention and LVH. I am on Amlodipine-5mg, Atenlol-50mg and natralix sr.I'm concerned about the quality of my life.Atenlol has reduced my libido and i'm always worried about my old age.I am a very active ,heavy built male.I actually went into depression and have been put on ani depressants.I want know what can lvh lead to. i,ve consulted two doctors both cardiologists.one says i dont have lvh but what he calls a hypertensive heart.the other one tells me to be very carefull.
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