Prevention of cardiovascular health issues is important for everybody, including for those who start a strenuous sporting hobby later in life. Taking up physical activity is almost always a great idea, but it is recommended that such people undergo a preliminary screening in order to rule out or help prevent potential cardiological issues.
Ideally, men should undergo their first cardiological check-up around 45-50 years of age, provided they do not have any prior risk factors or an unfavourable family history. In the case of women, it is recommended that they see a specialist during the perimenopausal stage, as it is then that tachycardias typically start.
As for children, pediatrician’s check-ups are essential because they may detect heart murmurs which, although the vast majority are harmless in children, may sometimes lead to other health issues.