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Had a heart attack and gone through angioplasty. Regular checkups? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Aug-2013
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi XXXXXXX Good Afternoon.
User:today i got a mail XXXXXXX [ YYYY@YYYY ] from
User:my dad had heart attack long back. he has gone through angioplasty.
User:how often does he needs to do regular checkups?
User:and what are the symptoms of heart attack to get to know
Doctor:It is recommended that we check his health status at least once a year.
Doctor:However if there are significant risk factors follow up needs to be done more frequently.
User:ohh ok
Doctor:I would say, every once in 3-6 months is advisable.
User:what are the symptoms of heart attack to get to know, do i have the chance of getting it with getting old
User:do you have any link with in XXXXXXX to get to know on heart attacks
Doctor:The most common symptom of heart attack is chest pain. An excruciating chest pain.
Doctor:It is accompanied with other symptoms such as breathlessness, sweating, anxiety.
Doctor:That being said, if the patient is diabetic, there may not be any symptoms at all.
User:ohh is it so.
Doctor:Family history is a risk factor for heart attack.
User:yaa i have been informed so.
Doctor:Besides this, there are other risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, high blood sugar, high cholesterol level.
Doctor:We assess all these risk factors to determine chances of heart attacks in a patient.
Doctor:You may get these tested either by your doctors care or using cardiac health check up.
User:what check up do i need to go through if i need to know if there is any chance of me getting a heart attach in later stage?
User:oh ok
User:thanks for the information XXXXXXX
Doctor:Hope you have followed what I suggested.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
Doctor:It seems you have moved out of the chat.
Doctor:Please login again if you have any query.
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