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Should I get tests for cardiomyopathy, heart and blood pressure routinely at 88?
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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Blood pressure, yes
Evaluation for heart failure and cardiomyopathy are not routine at any age.
Therefore, unless you are having symptoms of heart failure, such as shortness of breath, exertional shorteness of breath, decreased exertional tolerance, chest pain, or palpitations, you need only have a routine physical exam which would include a measure of your blood pressure.

In brief: Blood pressure, yes
Evaluation for heart failure and cardiomyopathy are not routine at any age.
Therefore, unless you are having symptoms of heart failure, such as shortness of breath, exertional shorteness of breath, decreased exertional tolerance, chest pain, or palpitations, you need only have a routine physical exam which would include a measure of your blood pressure.
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