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Suggest suitable exercise regime for a MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSER with LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY who is OBESE?

yoga, slow running in place, stretches, nothing too heavy or quick  (+ info)

Is Left Ventricular Hypertrophy's reversible.....and is Right Bundle Branch Block reversible...?

Is Left Ventricular Hyperthrophy reversible.....and is Right Bundle Branch Block reversible .If blood pressure is lowered and controlled can the above condition be reversed. Pulmonary Embolism has been ruled out. Also want to know of suggestions about how to lower blood pressure without blood pressure pills.

As the nurse above said, no and no. The toast is burnt...no real undoing it, surgery or not. As far as blood pressure control without medication...there are rare individuals who loose a great deal of weight and start vigorously exercising daily and eat a strict diet that can affect enough of a change to make a difference. I emphasize this is the very rare individual...I've seen it twice out of thousands of patients.

Blood pressure control is key to helping the circumstances you describe - so now is not the time to get resistant about taking medication. Take the medication and if you can make the changes...the medications can be stopped, then.

Other things can contribute to LVH
-Obstructive sleep apnea
-valvular malfunction
-poorly controlled blood pressure

Fixing any secondary cause will help substanially too.

Good luck.  (+ info)

My diagnosis is left ventricular hypertrophy. I was dx'ed a couple years ago. What can I expect down the line?

congestive heart failure  (+ info)

why is the right atrio-ventricular valve tri-cuspid and the left only bicuspid?

The right valve has three flabs because there is less pressure on this side of the heart. It is pumping deoxygenated blood from the heart to return to the lungs. There is more pressure on the left side of the heart so bicuspid valves so it has 2 flaps, its reciving oxygenated blood from the lungs.  (+ info)

left ventricular hypertrophy/ with normal left ventricular function?

the echocardiogram shows left atrial enlargment with left ventricular hypertrophy. left ventricular function is within normal limits. there is aortic valve sclerosis and mitral calcification. doppler analysis was showing physiologial mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. can someone explain this to me thank you.

The left side of your heart is "swollen" or larger than normal......it is a muscle and muscles get bigger when they are worked hard over a period of time (hypertrophy)
Like abodybuilder gets bigger by lifting heavy weights. It appears to be cause by the sclerosis and mitral calcification which is making your muscle (heart) workk harder to over come the increased resistance to blood flow. the regurgitation is because blood flow is partialy hindered and can "backup" .
Get in touch with a good expericenced cardiologist, that can help you understand what is going on.And please follow his/her treatment advice. Your condition can be treated sucessfully (I hope) but you have to comply with the treatment program of your doctor. This may include changes in diet and excercise routine.
Good Luck..  (+ info)

Why is the left ventricular wall thicker than the right?

The left ventricle works against a higher resistance. And like any muscle, it enlarges in order to deal with the increased workload. The right ventricle pumps the same amount of blood, but against lower resistance (circulation through the lungs only). In patients with pulmonary hypertension (high resistance in the lungs), the right ventricle will enlarge and sometimes approach the size of the left ventricle.  (+ info)

Left ventricular hypertrophy with some pulmonary hypertension?

My dad was just diagnosed with this. He's only 43 and is in decent shape. He is also hypoglycemic and will have diabetes someday. His family doctor did the echo thingie just as a precaution when he was having a hard time breathing sometimes. He isn't feeling horrible, just sometimes he falls asleep when he gets home and it's hours before he gets up. He and my mom said the family doctor told him to just eat better and start exercising regularly and they gave him a inhaler called Advair. But I'm wondering if this enough. Shouldn't he get to a specialist or is this something that really is just controlled by diet and exercise?

The two things that come to mind immediately upon seeing your original question are - poorly controlled high blood pressure and sleep apnea - which often go hand-in-hand.

In reading the rest of your question, it further confirms my sleep apnea suspicion.

LVH is a response of the myocardium to the stress of having to push against elevated pressures over time. So if your Dad says his pressure are always "normal" this is unlikely to be true...there is objective evidence to the contrary. Additionally it is possible that the pressures are relatively normal during the day and high over night when he is experiencing apenic episodes.

Two things - I would ask to be referred for a sleep study to get the apnea issue addresses...its more than just day time tiredness. It can cause long term changes in your heart and lungs that are not reversible...including heart arrhythmias. It is important to get a diagnosis and treatment.

Secondly, consider investing in a home blood pressure cuff. Check the b/p several times throughout the day for a week and keep a journal. Bring the journal into his primary doctor. If he is experiencing pressures greater than 140 (on top) then it may be important for him to be treated with medication.

What if he does nothing? Its a big question but the problem I would be most concerned about is a condition called diastolic dysfunction. It is a form of congestive failure that tends to show up in people's 60's and older. It can be rather debilitating and cause a good deal of shortness of breath.

Is there anything about this that should make your Dad run to a cardiologist?....from what you've said, no. There are some issues that can be easily handled by a primary doctor. Other than that, not too alarming.

I hope this helps. Good luck.  (+ info)

what is a left ventricular function study completed result 60/70?

The heart is a "pump." The left ventricle of the heart is the chamber that pumps the oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
The ejection fraction, generally 55%-70%, determines how effectively the left ventricle does this. The result is usually given from results of a nuclear stress test, angio/cardiac cath, or echocardiogram.  (+ info)

left ventricular hypertrophy?


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I have Left ventricular hypertrophy.Can I do anaerobic exercises?

I have hypertension. My heart beat rate is 115 per second. I haven't done any exercises before. I am 22 and thin built.

Doing some regular and eventually vigorous CV exercise is a great idea as among other things it will HELP to lower your BP.

You don't list your drugs, these may be linked to your rapid pulse,depending on what they are, if not,as your fitness is improved by exercise this is likely to fall as well.

Start with a short session, perhaps 10 -15 minutes 5 times a week and work up slowly as you are able,you might be surprised by what you may eventually be capable of.  (+ info)

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