At Stat Dylan Scott presents a dispassionate analysis of the health of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, based on their physicians’ reports. Basically, they’re both in pretty good health, particularly for their age, 68 and 70, respectively.
There are studies that have found that the incidence of heart failure in individuals over the age of 65 is about 20 per 1,000 person-years. Stress is a substantial contributing factor to risk. My impression is that the presidency is a pretty stressful job. Probably more stressful than Secretary of State or business executive. I don’t have any statistics on the incidence of heart failure without prior indications among those over 65.
IMO both of these candidates are too darned old to be elected president.