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How often should a person in middle to late 30s have heart check ups? Heart problems in family, smoker, normal blood pressure, with anxiety?

How often should a person in middle to late 30s have heart check ups?  Heart problems in family,  smoker, normal blood pressure, with anxiety?

Start with....: ....Once a year medical check-ups. Then if your md has any concern about you, they can refer you to a cardiologist who can determine if there is any need to see you more frequently or even at all. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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How often should a person in early or middle 30s have heart check ups? No heart problems in familiy, non smoker, normal blood pressure, with anxiety?

How often should a person in early or middle 30s have heart check ups? No heart problems in familiy, non smoker, normal blood pressure, with anxiety?

Heart check up: Actually, at your age without any risk factors you don't need a heart check until you have symptoms or you are older, over 40 for men or post menopausal for women. ...Read more

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In the past have had heart problems but back to normal, taking 400mg of testosterone a week, could it affect it? My blood pressure average 128/68?

In the past have had heart problems but back to normal, taking 400mg of testosterone a week, could it affect it? My blood pressure average 128/68?

Reeval: 400 mg weekly is a very high dose. Taking too much can cause many side effects. Everybody is different so see your doc to discuss the appropriateness of this dose specifically for you. ...Read more

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In youngster what is normal blood pressure rate of heart beats?

In youngster what is normal blood pressure rate of heart beats?

Depends: Bp/hr is age dependant and a more specific question is needed to answer. ...Read more

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My grandma is 87 years with heart problems and her blood pressure went from 90/55 to 185/83. Is there something going on that needs to be checked?

My grandma is 87 years with heart problems and her blood pressure went from 90/55 to 185/83. Is there something going on that needs to be checked?

Multiple causes: It could be primary hypertension. However, testing should be done to exclude renovascular hypertension due to an occluded renal artery, a pheochromocytoma or some other unusual tumor-related cause. Blood and urine tests, ultrasound/doppler tests and vascular imaging tests can clarify the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Are heart problems low blood pressure?

Are heart problems  low blood pressure?

Possibly: There are a number of conditions that can cause low blood pressure, from heart to hydration to kidney dysfunction. If you are symptomatic (lightheaded, feeling like you could pass out when standing), seek care. ...Read more

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My fathers blood pressure is 93/40 he has high blood pressure and heart problems should I be worried ?

My fathers blood pressure is 93/40 he has high blood pressure and heart problems should I be worried ?

This pressure is a: bit low. If he is otherwise asymptomatic and heart rate is normal, it is probably ok. You should ask his doctor if his meds need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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What should be your blood pressure to avoid heart problems?

What should be your blood pressure to avoid heart problems?

Reducing risk: Less tahn 140. Less tahn 130 if you are diabetic. BP is only one component of a program to reduce risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Does hoodia gordonii cause heart problems and drop of blood pressure?

Does hoodia gordonii cause heart problems and drop of blood pressure?

Possibly : The true side effects are not know, but a few observational studies suggest cardiovascular side effects.We know its an effective appetite suppressant, but long term consequences remain unknown. Authenticity of the product should also be questioned. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of having a normal blood pressure but a fast heart beat.

What would be the cause of having a normal blood pressure but a fast heart  beat.

Sinus tachycardia: There are a host of conditions that will cause a rapid heart rate .The heart will often respond to an external stimulus like anemia pain fever over active thyroid and a few others. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a 37 year old woman with normal blood pressure having a heart attack?

What is the probability of a 37 year old woman with normal blood pressure having a heart attack?

Depends: On other risk factors. You do smoke which increases your risk. High cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, family history, certain illicit drug use can all contribute to heart disease. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, stop smoking and have other risk factors evaluated by your doctor to decrease your risk. ...Read more

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With heart failure is it possible to still have a normal blood pressure but if you feel your pulse it's weak?

With heart failure is it possible to still have a normal blood pressure but if you feel your pulse it's weak?

BP,pulse: Yes and Yes to both questions,generally is impossible to gauge BP from the feel of a pulse especially by a lay person. ...Read more

Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more