What is left ventricular hypertrophy?

Question: My best friend has been diagnosed with left ventricular hypertrophy. What does this disease mean? Consuelo (Antequera).

Answer: It is when the heart muscle is thickened; when the walls of the heart are thick. This is how we sometimes describe it in the consultation to explain to patients in an easy way what it means to have left ventricular hypertrophy, which is generally "consequence" of arterial hypertension.

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