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Transient ischemic attack, Checkup for widow-maker heart attack if family history?

My brother has found out he has the widower herat problem and I want to know if I should get checked out also, our mother was a type one diabetic and had 4 heart attacks the day she passed away, and I have had two TIA
Asked On : Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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Thanks for writing in.
Given the fact that you have a very strong family history of heart disease, I would recommend an ECG and a treadmill test for you. Further, a fasting blood glucose and a complete lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides) for yourself. I would also recommend a blood pressure check.
Additionally, please start taking a mini aspirin, which is Tablet aspirin 75 mg once daily. This will help prevent TIAs and stroke.
Stay away from oily food and refined sugar. Also, try and exercise for atleast 2.5 hours daily.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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