In addition to hypertension and aortic valve stenosis, factors that increase your risk for left ventricular hypertrophy include:

  • Age. Left ventricular hypertrophy is more common in older people.
  • Weight. Being overweight increases your risk of high blood pressure and left ventricular hypertrophy.
  • Family history. Certain genetic conditions are associated with developing hypertrophy.
  • Diabetes.
  • Race. African-Americans are at higher risk of left ventricular hypertrophy than are white people with similar blood pressure measurements.
  • Sex. Women with hypertension are at higher risk of left ventricular hypertrophy than are men with similar blood pressure measurements.
June 06, 2015