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Full heart checkup after smoking for years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   I have been smoking for the past 20 yes and for the past 1 yr I have reduced to 2 per day, iam 40 now. I exercise regularly and do my medical check up ever year. Now I want to have a full heart check up. Pls advice what is the test I should do
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any medical conditions ?
User :   No.
Doctor :   In that case i can advice you a medical check up by
User :   Ok
User :   Sometimes I feel aim breathing heavily
Doctor :   did you get the link that i sent you
User :   Yes
Doctor :   click on that link and follow the measures
Doctor :   our customer care executive will contact you and arrange a health cchek for you
User :   Do u suggest to go for the 124 slice ct scan
Doctor :   no need at all
Doctor :   first and formost a treadmills stress test is the starting test for you
User :   Ok
Doctor :   then a Echocardiogram, a EKG, blood tests including a complete blood count, thyroid tests are all important
User :   Ok doctor shall do that immly.
Doctor :   sure
User :   I have 1 more query pls
Doctor :   sure
User :   If I quit smoking what is the chance of me getting an attack. I have smoked for almost 20 years
Doctor :   it depends on the duration and the no of cigs smoked per day
User :   So we cannot be sure abt that
Doctor :   but the risk of heart disease will reduce and become that of a normal individual after 3-4 years
User :   What is the initial symptoms o heart attack
Doctor :   so once u stop smoking, your risk will decrease within 4 years
Doctor :   chest pain , sweating , high heart rate, loss of conciousneess, etc are important symptoms
User :   Ok. Doctor. Thanks for the info & good night.
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   good night to you too
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