I have high blood press and tachycardia. Every time I get EKG it says I have left ventricular hypertrophy but I had echo which was normal! Why?
Echo more reliable. With a history of high blood pressure, you are definitely at risk of developing left ventricular hypertrophy over time. Both an ECG and an echo may screen for hypertrophy. An ECG is cheap and quick, but it is known to sometimes "over-call" hypertrophy, especially in adolescents. An echo is more reliable, a "better" test for this, but it is more expensive and time-consuming.
Go with the Echo. The ekg is not as specific or sensitive for lvh. If your echo shows no lvh, you do not have lvh.
My ECG showed I may have left ventricular hypertrophy. Can I still work out normally if I have it. And any suggestions please.?
Probably, BUT. Most important to know WHY u have LVH. There are a number of causes, HTN being the most common, and this should be treated optimally before working out. Another cause is valve heart disease. If present this should be checked out completely before it is decided that it safe for u to exercise. So, bottom line, see your doc first.
Meds / cardiology. Lvh in most cases is a physiologic response to increased impediment to forward flow (hypertension or valvular obstruction most commonly). Occasionally a hereditary LVH (asymmetric) can occur which can lead to dynamic outflow obstruction (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). This can lead to symptoms of obstruction (chest pain), or tachycardia and even death. It is diagnosed by echo w help from cardio.
Hypertrophy. Treatment of the cause, i.e. high blood pressure.
BP control. Most common cause of LVH is high blood pressure. Control of BP is very important. There are other causes such as genetics however much less common. If thickness is severe, further treatments may be tecommended.
Mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy thats my resulst never had high blood pressure those this means that I still have to go get checked?
Lvh. Yes you should be checked to see why you have the LVH.