LVH OR HEART ENLARGEMENT

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Anxious Lino
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   Posted 3/7/2012 1:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi! I was diagnosed last year with heart enlargement after having an 2D Echo. My doctor told me its just because of my Hypertension which is always 130/90. Having a family history of hypertension diet and exercise is not enough to lower my BP. Thats why he gave me a pill ATENOLOL 50mg. Now my BP is controlled with medication its always 120/80 or sometimes its lower. My question is will my heart will be back to normal size? is so how long?

Anxious Lino
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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 3/7/2012 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
also, i recently have an xray which is normal indicating that my heart is not enlarged. but last year in my 2d echo it was enlarged.. i know xray is not good as 2d echo, so i was not convinced yet.. just want to know if my heart will be back to its normal size. tnx again

stkitt
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   Posted 3/7/2012 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
To the best of my knowledge an enlarged heart can be treated and, for some people, it is possible to reduce the enlarged area over time. Many of the medicines used to treat high blood pressure will also reduce heart muscle size if it is enlarged.
 
Please ask your Dr. if your heart has returned to normal size.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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