What is involved testing for heart disease? What age should screening start? I'm wondering if I should be tested for heart disease with my regular physical. I'm 45 years old but have some early signs like high blood pressure. What tests are used to screen
Initially a complete history and physical exam. Major risk factors are age, male gender, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cigarette smoking and a family history of heart disease in males younger than 55 and women younger than 65.
Stress testing currently not recommended unless you have symptoms. This can be best evaluated by your doctor.
ABNORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE