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What age should I have my heart health tested if I have a family history if heart disease?
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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Sooner than later
Better to be checked for blood pressure and cholesterol early so prevention can implemented.

In brief: Sooner than later
Better to be checked for blood pressure and cholesterol early so prevention can implemented.
Dr. Christopher White
Dr. Christopher White
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Saurabh Bajpai
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Varies
If you have a family history of hypercholesterolemia the physician usually monitors your lipid panel usually starting as a teenager. There are also familial diseases of the heart that are high risk and should be monitored frequently and even from birth.
Consult your family physican on your family background to better understand what should be monitored, and how frequently in your case.

In brief: Varies
If you have a family history of hypercholesterolemia the physician usually monitors your lipid panel usually starting as a teenager. There are also familial diseases of the heart that are high risk and should be monitored frequently and even from birth.
Consult your family physican on your family background to better understand what should be monitored, and how frequently in your case.
Saurabh Bajpai
Saurabh Bajpai
Answer assisted by Saurabh Bajpai, Medical Student
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