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How do u know if u have a heart disease?

Do people know that they have heart disease? How do they find out? Should you go to a doctor regularly? Do people know that they have heart disease? How do they find out? Should you go to a doctor regularly?
Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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you may know you have high risk if heart disease runs in your family, if close relatives had heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Doctors start taking your blood pressure when you are a teenager. They measure cholesterol when you get a full check-up. And, of course, they now you have heart disease if you have a heart attack. you can go to a doc, and tell him you want to be checked for heart and pulmonary risk factors. and yes, they think you should have a checkup every year or 2 , even if you seem perfectly healthy.
General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for query,
If one has got complains relating of heart like chest pain,chest distress,breathing problem or signs of high blood pressure.
Go for cardiac check up.
It includes ECG,Echo or treadmeal test.
After check up one gets idea about heart disease.
After 40 yrs. one has to undergone for ECG,lipid profile and blood sugar.
Ok and bye.
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