We All Need Heart Assessment
New guidelines for checking risk for heart disease constitute what MedPage Today calls "a sea change." That's because instead of focusing on high-risk people, these recommendations call for a "total risk estimation based upon multiple risk factors for asymptomatic adults without evidence of cardiovascular disease." That's all of us, Boomers in particular.
The word on this came down from the European Society of Cardiology. MedPage Today quoted Joep Perk, MD of Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden as saying that a key change in the guidelines is the recommendation that every person get a cardiovascular risk assessment done at least once in their life. "For men it should be done after age 40 and for females, after age 50," Perk said.