Definitions for "Left ventricular hypertrophy"
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy is a thickening of the muscle wall of the left ventricle.
Abnormal thickening of the wall of the left ventricle (lower chamber) of the heart muscle. The ventricles have muscular walls in order to pump blood from the heart through the arteries, but LVH occurs when the ventricle must pump against abnormally high volume or pressure loads. LVH may accompany congestive heart failure (CHF).
Pathological increase in the bulk of the muscle in the largest pumping chamber of the heart, which delivers oxygen-rich blood from lungs to aorta.