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Heart screenings​ help you better manage your risk of heart conditions. They are vital because they identify risk factors in their earliest stages. This enables you to treat risk factors with lifestyle changes or medicines before it leads to the development of cardiovascular diseases.

Regular checkups and heart screening tests​ should begin around the age of 20. The follow up frequency is dependent on your level of risk. Here are key ongoing heart screening tests recommended to monitor health:

  • Blood pressure
  • Fasting lipoprotein profile
  • Body weight
  • Blood glucose
  • Smoking, physical activity and diet evaluations

​​In order to maintain regular heart tests and screenings, it is recommended that you visit with a cardiologist. Your cardiologist will help you define your preventative care and the actions needed based on the results. Use the Find A Physician​ tool to locate a cardiologist near you.

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