Posted by: Angela | 2009-08-24


I am concerned about my heart' s health. I am 28 years old. My family have heart problems. My uncle passed away from a heart attack, after many years of problems. My mother has had a triple by-pass, and my other uncle has recently passed away from a very sudden heart attack.
I have been obese for many years (I have however lost 30kg' s in the last 16 months), so I have been over weight for many years.

I am concerned about my heart' s condition. At my age, do you think it is neccessary for me to have an ECG? Or am I being overly paranoid.
I am also concerned about costs.... how much can I expect to pay for an ECG?

Thanking you in Advance for your reply

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Dear Angela
No you are not being paranoid. It is never too early to take precautions and losing 30 kg is an excellent start - congratulations! You can ask your doctor to check your sugar levels, cholesterol levels and an ECG. Phone your GP and ask the receptionist what their fees would be.
Dr Bets

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