Studies reveal an increased incidence in atrial fibrillation and sudden death in women with left ventricular hypertrophy. In addition, hypertensive heart disease is a common cause of congestive heart failure in women. Metabolic syndrome has been associated with an increased left ventricular mass in recent reports.
Is ventricular hypertrophy reversible?
Hypertrophied cells cause the heart to lose its ability to pump blood around the body. And, whereas, the physiologic adaptation is reversible, pathologic hypertrophy is not reversible.