Hello, Thank you for your question. I will try my best to help you with your questions.
High blood pressure and high endurance exercises are main cause of septal hypertrophy.
If you were doing body building or high endurance exercises then it is a normal response that heart muscles including the septum will thicken.
This is very normal.
Let me know if you have questions
sudden death is a risk which increases when your septum approaches around 30mm
1.5 is a borderline thickness
and does not increase the chance of sudden death
It is totally incorrect... Septum is the first part that thickens in case of high endurance exercise.
It is only because of this reason we use septum as a land mark for testing HCM or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
against athletes heart.
Yes it is reversible.
reversible if you stop training for 6 months and then go for echo again
it will show less thickness
and then you can continue with your exercise because this will be a proof that it is athletes heart.
1.5cm thickness is not a risk, you are at low risk of sudden death.
risk arises when your thickness is around 30mm or 3 cm
you can continue exercise as you are not at risk
i just mentioned the protocol for stopping exercise and getting echo to help you understand how we differentiate HCM and athletes heart
you can continue as normal
there is no risk at all.
yes, because i am a cardiologist and this is a world over protocol that we do everywhere in such cases.
I hope this answers your questions,
It is true
athletes heart is a heart of high endurance exercising person.
In your case it is just 1.5cm which is not thick at all as compared to HCM or athletes heart
So no risk in your case
Yes it is
I have to pick my kids from school see you after few hours.
Yes it is same all over 1.2-.1.3 cms
bye for now will see your reply after picking up kids from school.
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