You don't really hear much about left ventricular hypertrophy or as it's known ENLARGEMENT OF THE HEART.
Let alone in COPD or LUNG DISEASE ..... How many lung diseased HAVE been told they have left ventricular hypertrophy befour they have had heart event THAT resulted in AE stay.
If answers is none THAT sounds about right AND that is why am fed up .... given my leg swelling breathlessness dizzyness mild hypertension I could not understand why I felt so unwell.
That was till I looked at my ecg trace from 3 lead ecg I have ... top picture is my trace AND am sure when you have depressed T waves as illustrated THATs what is called left ventricular hypertrophy SO why are doctors doing nothing and where are my ace inhibitors.
Might be incidental on healthy person BUT on lung diseased can effect mortality especially if untreated in copd lung dieaeed.
Bottom picture was my brothers ecg I used as control ... clearly am annoyed how when lung diseased such issues that are incidental in someone healthy can go unchecked in copd suffers.
Clearly I will be having words with my gp about ecg I had that paramedics said was abnormal yet my doctor said was ok.
Hope you like cat picture .... that's illustration of how am feeling given my investigations
Let's hope BLF can be tad open about left ventricular hypertrophy and copd
Here is good great read to calm the mind.