Malaysians need to do regular health screening for heart diseases

Malaysians need to do regular health screening for heart diseases

Malaysians should perform regular health screenings especially for heart diseases even as early as in their 20s, said a cardiologist.

National Heart Institute (IJN) consultant cardiologist Dr Rafidah Abu Bakar said locals need to take more steps to understand their physical conditions better instead of waiting to reach a certain age.

“The highly recommended time to start checking your cholesterol levels is at the age of 20, and if your level is below high risk, it’s a good thing to keep checking every two to four years after.

“After 40, I would recommend an annual checkup,” she said during a roundtable discussion about heart health and cholesterol awareness at the heart specialist centre in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

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