Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH) is a common complication associated with
hypertension. It is associated with significant cardiovascular risk, including death. Its symptoms
are not noticeable until late in the disease, so should be checked by your physician, especially
if you are also diagnosed with hypertension. Electrocardiogrphy (EKG) is a cheap and sensitive
test for LVH. Echocardiography is the gold standard for diagnosing LVH but is not yet indicated
for screening purposes.