Featured Member / Kilo Klub
- Mar 16, 2007
I appreciate your feedback. Basically what I wrote above is all the info they really provided. I'm hoping everything is good (fingers crossed).
Wondering if you got an ejection fraction for your LV? Around 60% or so is normal. Higher is better of course. The left ventricle hypertrophy is mostly from doing weightlifting exercises and is normal for that population. It is ok as long as the wall motion is normal. If the walls of your heart are real thick and stiff then they wont squeeze well and the ejection fraction drops. Don't want those walls too thick. Aerobic exercise doesn't produce that kind of growth and is more healthy for the heart. Here is a study on aerobic exercise on men that had hypertension and left ventricle hypertrophy. The hypertrophy can also come about from having high blood pressure. I think that when you lift weights it produces high blood pressure if only for a short time and that stresses the heart, especially if you don't breathe right.