I'm all new to this so please bear with me. I am not even sure how to go about asking this. Sorry if this gets a bit jumbled.
My husband has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. He has been on Lisinopril for a few months. He had a stress test, about 3 weeks ago, which left the doctors scratching their heads a bit. The echo-cardiogram revealed a pretty good heart, slight thickening in the left ventricle - they said possibly from the high blood pressure or does thickening cause high blood pressure? But the stress test made his blood pressure sky rocket (he even took his bp med that day). Hence the mixed readings. So in January they are giving him another stress test.
His LDL was a bit elevated so they had him start on Pravachol, mainly because of the risk factors (mother and father both have high cholesterol and bp), his own high bp and he's a smoker (which is now trying to quit).
So I basically just want to ask, is it normal with high bp to have mixed readings like this? What exactly does the thickening of a ventricle mean? Different things? I really don't know much about the heart to be honest so any response is welcome.
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