Left ventricular hypertrophy

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What is left ventricular hypertrophy?

Left ventricular hypertrophy is enlargement (hypertrophy) of the muscle tissue that makes up the wall of your heart's main pumping chamber (left ventricle). It develops in response to some factor, such as high blood pressure, that requires the left ventricle to work harder.

Common symptoms reported by people with left ventricular hypertrophy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with left ventricular hypertrophy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Viscous)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with left ventricular hypertrophy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with left ventricular hypertrophy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for left ventricular hypertrophy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
shortness of breath (dyspnea)
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Viscous)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with left ventricular hypertrophy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has left ventricular hypertrophy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 7
40s 12
50s 19
60s 7
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

54% Female
46% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 32
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from left ventricular hypertrophy patients who have completed their condition history
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