Is LVH really bad?

I was told by my cardiologist that I have LVH of moderate to severe degree and it may be from high blood pressure. Is this really bad? I lost weight and now I am a little dizzy. I was having palpitations, sometimes rapid, sometimes flutter or sometimes a pause. I thought maybe it was anxiety that was causing it. I’m 29, now 327 pounds, 6’3″. I want to know if I’m likely to be dead. I see this causes sudden death. My resting heart rate gets to about 46 or 47 when I’m just lying in bed. I take medication lisinopril HTZC.

Submitted by Christopher from Georgia on 08/31/2014

LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy) is a common complication of significant hypertension. Typically, LVH resulting from hypertension does not predispose one to sudden death. However, patients who have severe LVH for no apparent reason, a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, may in some cases have a higher risk of sudden death.