A new study has become the first to uncover a link between a history of asthma and an increased likelihood of left ventricular hypertrophy, a risk factor for heart failure.

New research recently published in the journal JACC: Heart Failure suggests that people who have a history of asthma may also be at greater risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).

LVH is a condition characterized by the thickening and enlargement of the left ventricle, which is the heart chamber responsible for pumping oxygen-rich blood around the body.

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