- Cardiac hypertrophy - the enlargement of the heart muscle cells - can be fatal.
- There may be evidence of cardiac ischemia, ventricular hypertrophy, or pericardial disease.
- The antioxidative properties of statins also prevent the development of cardiac and smooth muscle cell hypertrophy.
- Many risk factors for coronary artery disease also are predictors of hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, and diabetes mellitus.
- It leads to left ventricular hypertrophy and increased connective tissue content, both of which decrease cardiac compliance.