IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 3, March 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Introduction: Increased arterial pressure is one of the most important public health problem in developed as well as in developing countries.It is common , asympomatic, readily detectable,easily treatabale. Burden of hypertension increases with age among individuals aged above 60 years, the prevalence is 65.4%. Left ventricular hypertrophy has been shown to be a common and surprisingly early finding in hypertension even in patients without the evidence of coronary artery disease. Studies have also shown that aggressive control of hypertension not only reduces the hypertrophy but also reduces the long term cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.