The cardiovascular consultation is an important aspect of the cardiac care and treatment process. It is usually requested by your internist, family doctor, another specialist or surgeon when they wish to use the expertise of the cardiologist to evaluate your current conditions. This may be necessary for the prognosis of any possible serious cardiac problems or just a general evaluation.
During the consultation the patients have the opportunity to discuss their cardiac problems, current concerns, and to clarify any risks and complications. The consultation will result in a better understanding of the treatment methods, surgery procedures, pre operative surgical preparations, and post operative care. During the cardiac consultation, your doctor will evaluate your past medical history, perform a thorough physical examination and run tests to assess the potential risk of developing heart disease. In most cases an early diagnosis can minimize future complications.
For the consultation you will need to bring all necessary medical records for the discussion. It helps to better understand your heart condition and avoids repetition of diagnostic tests. Make sure you share your past medical history, surgical history, family history and the medications you are taking. Important topics to discuss during your visit are your lifestyle, dietary habits, and your profession. Certain lifestyles and professions are associated with a higher risk of heart disease.
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