Case 3: A patient with systemic hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy.

Abstract

Hypertension is often referred to as the "silent killer" because most hypertensive patients are asymptomatic until cardiovascular sequelae such as stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, or renal failure occur. LVH is a common finding in patients with hypertension, especially African-Americans. Data from the Framingham Heart Study indicate that LVH is… (More)

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