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Many people are told that they have left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), based on an ECG or echocardiogram. Unfortunately, they are not guided on what this means and how to normalize the condition. Read on for more info and how to fix LVH. 

The left ventricle is responsible for pumping oxygenated blood into the body’s main artery, the aorta, to supply the rest of the body with oxygen and nutrients. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a condition in which the muscular wall (myocardium) of the left ventricle of the heart becomes thicker than normal.

LVH can lead to diastolic dysfunction, a condition where the heart does not relax well. When the heart does not relax well, it does not fill with blood as it should. This leads to symptoms of shortness of breath.

LVH typically occurs as a response to increased workload or pressure on the heart. There are two primary types of LVH:

  • Concentric LVH: In this type, the heart muscle thickens and becomes more compact. It is often associated with conditions that increase the pressure the heart has to work against, such as high blood pressure (hypertension) or aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve).
  • Eccentric LVH: In this type, the heart muscle thickens and may also dilate or stretch out. It is usually associated with conditions that increase the volume of blood the heart must pump, such as chronic volume overload or regurgitant valvular diseases.

LVH can be detected through various diagnostic tests, including echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart), electrocardiography (ECG or EKG), and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It is important to diagnose and manage LVH because it can be a sign of an underlying heart condition and may increase the risk of various cardiovascular complications, including heart failure, arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms), and heart attacks.

The mainstream medical treatment of LVH typically involves addressing the underlying cause, such as managing hypertension (pharma) or treating valve diseases (surgery or catheter-guided replacement). 

We certainly agree that there is a time/place for fixing leaky or tight valves. 

Natural Approaches to LVH

LVH has a cause or, most likely causes. And the causes are violations of a healthy lifestyle. As you assume the healthy lifestyle, in time, the LVH can reverse. 

We see every health condition through the lens of Eat Well, Live Well, Think Well. Test, Don’t Guess. Evidence-based supplements and biohacking strategies. Let’s look at little closer at the strategies that will improve LVH

  1. Nutrition- more seafood and more organ cuts
  2. Sleep- get tested and treated for sleep apnea. 8 hours of sleep is the target. 
  3. Sunshine- the more sun exposure, the better our blood pressure. 
  4. Movement
  5. Chiropractic
  6. Toxin avoidance
  7. Dental wellness
  8. Mental wellness

Testing can help us learn what nutrients are deficient (magnesium, potassium, CoQ10, omegas etc.) and what we are toxic in (metals, mold, plastics etc.) 

Supplements to support reversing LVH include magnesium, potassium, CoQ10, beetroot powder and other nitric oxide boosting supplements. 

Biohacking strategies such as sauna, red light, and many, many more will also play a role in reversing LVH. 

Monitoring Success

One of the safest and most informative tests is the echocardiogram. This ultrasound test measures heart function, heart size, heart pressure, valve function and more.

Typically, after working with Natural Heart Doctor, a repeat echocardiogram is recommended at the 6-12 month mark. 

If the thickness of the left ventricle is decreasing and diastolic function is improving, we are moving in the right direction. 

Next Steps

Talk with one of our doctors or grab a free health coaching call to learn more about how we can help you stabilize, or even reverse, you left ventricular hypertrophy naturally.


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Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to receive an online second opinion from Natural Heart Doctor. What do I do next?

You can initiate a second opinion online through our website at any time. To begin, select the team member you’d like to speak with and open an account.

Click here for cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson.

Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Lauren Lattanza. Get details.

Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Tonia Rainier. Get details.

Click here for  Natural Heart Doctor Health Coach.

Alternatively, you can email health@naturalheartdoctor.com. A member of our care team will help guide you through the process of starting a second opinion.

What is the cost of a Natural Heart Doctor Online Second Opinion?

The cost for most second opinions varies by team member. This fee includes information collection, a phone or video consultation, a second opinion from a Natural Heart Doctor specialist and guidance throughout the process from your personal Care Team at Natural Heart Doctor.

Cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson’s Second Opinion Fee is $1500.

Holistic Physician’s Dr. Lauren Lattanza’s Second Opinion Fee is $250.

Naturopathic Physician Dr. Tonia Rainier’s Second Opinion Fee is $250.

Note: We apply the Online Second Opinion Call fee as a credit to any future consultations with Natural Heart Doctor, should you choose them.

Will my insurance cover the cost of a Natural Heart Doctor Online Second Opinion?

Most likely, no. Most health plans do not cover online second opinions or consultations. You are responsible for the cost of our second opinion. Natural Heart Doctor cannot file a claim with your insurance carrier, nor can we provide a procedure (CPT) code for this service.

What is the timeline to receive an online second opinion?

We do our best to schedule your second opinion as quickly as possible. Typically, it takes 5 to 7 business days after your information has been collected to receive your phone or video online second opinion.

What information do you need in advance of our call?

Our office will send you a short questionnaire to complete and return. We DO NOT need your complete medical records.

How many questions can I ask the expert during our call?

You may ask a maximum of five questions. This is to ensure that the expert has sufficient time to devote to each question. All questions must be finalized before your online meeting.

What should I expect to receive once my second opinion is complete?

You will receive a summary of our discussion along with our second opinion. The second opinion will be in written form. After you have reviewed the second opinion, a Natural Heart Doctor clinician will follow up with you by phone to address general medical questions about the information provided in the second opinion.

What if I have follow-up questions for the expert after I have reviewed my second opinion?

If you have a clarifying question about an expert’s response to one of the questions in your second opinion, and the Natural Heart Doctor clinician is unable to address it, then you may request a follow up session for an additional fee. 

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Natural Heart Doctor is strongly committed to protecting the privacy and security of all our patients. Our website meets all federal requirements for protecting personal health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). All financial transactions are processed by Natural Heart Doctor securely using industry standard payment processing tools.

I would rather visit Natural Heart Doctor for an in-person appointment. What should I do next?

If you would prefer an in-person appointment at Natural Heart Doctor instead of an online second opinion, please call (480) 535-6844 for details and scheduling.

Can I schedule a follow up appointment with the specialist who provided my online second opinion?

Yes, we’re happy to help you on an extended basis. Our clinician can discuss options with you when presenting our second opinion summary.