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ECG and history of heart problems

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There is a strong history of heart attacks and strokes on my maternal and paternal sides of the family. My maternal grandmother died of a stoke at age 55 , 2 of her sons died of stroke at age 55+ My paternal grandfather had numerous strokes before he died at age 71 . My brother dropped dead of a heart attack at age 58. My other brother had emergency triple bypass at age 59.My question is, should my family doctor send me for an E C G when I go for my annual physical. I have high blood pressure which is under control with medication He sent me for an ECG last year when I had pain in my upper left arm. Test was OK. I have been seeing the same doctor now for 22 years , I was just wondering if I need to worry about it Thank You


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replied April 7th, 2008
Womens Conditions Answer A3879
According to your medical condition (high blood pressure), age, body/mass index, sex, reproductive status (climax) and family history of cardio-vascular diseases you may want to have a few medical examinations like:
1. Clinical examination;
2. ECG, and
3. Blood laboratory analyses (blood count, cholesterol, triglycerides, creatinin, glucose, urea, liver status…).
All those examinations can help your doctor to calculate your risk for getting a cardio-vascular disorder including heart attack.



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