I was diagnosed with ‘left ventricle hypertension; will the ventricle walls return to normal over time with medication?

Q: I had a nuclear scan that showed I was `left ventricular hypertensive.` My Dr. explained that the walls of the left ventricle thicken to better pump blood to the body. I am taking 20 mg of benicar daily and have average readings of 124/78. Do the ventricle walls return to normal?

A: Studies have shown that treating high blood pressure can result in regression of left ventricular wall enlargement. Your current blood pressure is in an acceptable range but I would still make any of the lifestyle changes your doctor has recommended such as having a regular exercise program and maintaining a normal weight.

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