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How the electrocardiogram record tells persons if have high blood pressure?

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Dr. Daniel Wujek
Family Medicine
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In brief: It Doesn't

An electrocardiogram is not used to diagnose high blood pressure.
However, sometimes it can indicate possible changes to the heart that can occur with prolonged high blood pressure, such as enlargement of the heart (ventricular hypertrophy).

In brief: It Doesn't

An electrocardiogram is not used to diagnose high blood pressure.
However, sometimes it can indicate possible changes to the heart that can occur with prolonged high blood pressure, such as enlargement of the heart (ventricular hypertrophy).
Dr. Daniel Wujek
Dr. Daniel Wujek
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Thickening of heart

With long standing high blood pressure, the walls of heart thicken.
That thickening can be picked up on ekg. It's called left ventricular hypertrophy or lvh.

In brief: Thickening of heart

With long standing high blood pressure, the walls of heart thicken.
That thickening can be picked up on ekg. It's called left ventricular hypertrophy or lvh.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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