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Can a cardiologist notice or initially see LVH on a 12 lead EKG? Also, as someone who has struggled with “borderline” HBP ( 130’s/80’s typically) for years- does it typically take LVH a while to develop? I had normal Echocardiogram 3 years ago. I just worry about developing this due to a friend having it that has normal BP. I just recently had a 12 lead EKG and wore a CARDIONET ambulatory monitor for 21 days for “palps” and was wondering if those tests would show clues in a person with LVH.

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Hi Slayde,
1. Years!
2. Yes!
3. If you have LVH you should be treated for your hypertension!
Read this:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/cardiovascular-health-factors-atherosclerosis-treat
Check your cardiac risks:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/app/risk-assessment.php
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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