Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH)

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH) is an enlargement and thickening of the heart muscle in the heart’s left pumping chamber in response to an increased workload. It is associated with a variety of heart conditions, but is most common in those with uncontrolled high blood pressure. The danger is that as the thickening continues, the heart muscle loses its elasticity and can no longer pump with the force required to circulate the blood. As a result, it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.