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Suggest treatment for left ventricular hypertrophy while having high BP

i am 55, female, height 5 6. weight-90.. suffering from high bp for last two months with bp ranging from 160/85 to 170/95 even after taking medicines like telsateran, amloguard, alphadopa, targit 80 every day. i hav been hospitalised twice within this period before medication experincing shortness of breath, dryness of throat, dizziness etc. i hav been detected LVH . trop T was negative. what should i do?
Tue, 23 Apr 2019
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I would explain that your blood pressure values are still high, which means that your current anti-hypertensive therapy is still not effective in controlling your blood pressure values.

For this reason, I would recommend increasing the dose of your anti-hypertensive drugs in order to improve your blood pressure values.

LVH is related to uncontrolled high blood pressure. So, controlling high blood pressure would be the best way to help reduce the progression of LVH.

Regarding the shortness of breath, I would recommend performing an exercise cardiac stress test in order to exclude coronary artery disease.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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