HEART - Left ventricular hypertrophy secondary to hypertension

The specimen is a heart which has been opened to display the right and left ventricles. There is marked left ventricular hypertrophy with the left ventricular wall measuring up to 2.7 cm in thickness. The right ventricle is also hypertrophied and measures up to 0.8 cm in thickness. The features are those of concentric hypertrophy of the left ventricle and are consistent with hypertensive heart disease.