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A 51-year-old male asked:

If im having a hypertension and diabetes in taking maintenance but no cholesterol,do i need to go ecg every after how many month,recent ecg report ok?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Depends on risks: In some cases, it can be important to get this test. You should probably have an ECG if you have risk factors for an enlarged heart such as high blood pressure or symptoms of heart disease, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, an irregular heartbeat or heavy heartbeats. You may need the test for screening or occupational requirements, or if you have a personal or family history of heart disease, diabetes or other risks and you want to start exercising.

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Last updated Feb 2, 2017

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