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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   I am 36 year old male and I have had three blood pressure readings...all are on the low side of prehypertension, I have started a exercise routine, am I going to have a heart attack anytime soon with prehypertension?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   what was the blood pressure readings all the three times
User :   117/82 121/85 127/79
Doctor :   the blood pressure readings are in normal range
User :   okay I was wondering because I have a family history...
Doctor :   there are many cause for the heart attack to happen
Doctor :   and hypertension is one of them
Doctor :   check out the other causes like cholesterol levels, blood glucose levels
User :   cholesterol is fine at 141...
Doctor :   since you have family history, that itself can be a potential risk factor
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