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My father died from a heart attack. How can I keep track of my heart health?
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Risk assessment
A good knowledge of your risk factors (of which family history is clearly one).
Knowing your status with regards to traditional factors, like cholesterol profile, diabetes, and blood pressure. Lifestyle indicators like exercise tolerance, smoking, etc. Further risk delineation might be possible with advanced screening modalities such as stress testing and coronary ct angiography might help too.

In brief: Risk assessment
A good knowledge of your risk factors (of which family history is clearly one).
Knowing your status with regards to traditional factors, like cholesterol profile, diabetes, and blood pressure. Lifestyle indicators like exercise tolerance, smoking, etc. Further risk delineation might be possible with advanced screening modalities such as stress testing and coronary ct angiography might help too.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: ECG, echo
Regular evaluation by your doctor with routine ECG and periodic stress echocardiogram .
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In brief: ECG, echo
Regular evaluation by your doctor with routine ECG and periodic stress echocardiogram .
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: See your doctor
Heart disease tends to run in families.
After a detailed history, physical examination, electrocardiogram, and some blood work, your physician will be able to develop a plan to minimize the risk of heart attack in the future.

In brief: See your doctor
Heart disease tends to run in families.
After a detailed history, physical examination, electrocardiogram, and some blood work, your physician will be able to develop a plan to minimize the risk of heart attack in the future.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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