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Left ventricular hypertrophy
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Left ventricular hypertrophy

Contributors: Ryan Hoefen MD, PhD
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Synopsis

Thickening of the left ventricular myocardium due to chronic pressure overload (hypertension or aortic stenosis), hereditary cardiomyopathy, or infiltrative disease. Sequelae may include diastolic dysfunction, left atrial enlargement, and/or atrial arrhythmias. May be asymptomatic in early stages. As the condition progresses, patients may present with dyspnea, fatigue, palpitations, and syncope or near syncope.

Codes

ICD10CM:
I51.7 – Cardiomegaly

SNOMEDCT:
55827005 – Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

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Drug Reaction Data

Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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Last Updated:10/27/2016
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Left ventricular hypertrophy
Left ventricular hypertrophy : Heart palpitations, Dyspnea, BP increased
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