Thick Heart: Another Reason to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), commonly known as thick heart, is a risk factor for conditions that can lead to sudden death or stroke.

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Its common knowledge that high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. But theres another reason to lower your blood pressure if its elevated. Hypertension is a major cause of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), an enlargement or thickening of the left pumping chamber of the heart, that is an important risk factor for arrhythmia, including sudden death, and atrial fibrillation, which is associated with stroke.
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