What to Expect At a Cardiology Consultation

You are probably here because you think checking in on a cardiologist is a great idea, but somehow you are nervous about it. Well, that’s normal. After all, everyone gets the nervous when they need to do something for the first time. We figured that it would be twice as difficult now that your health is involved. That’s why we came up with this article on what to expect at a cardiology consultation. Read on.

What is A Cardiology Consultation?

A cardiology consultation is a face-to-face appointment with a cardiologist and their team (optional).It is an excellent opportunity to find out all you want to about your cardiovascular health.

You’d need a letter of referral from your GP to get this consultation, and since this is your first time, the meeting might take up to 40 minutes. It takes less for review consultations.

What to Expect At a Cardiology Consultation

The consultation may take place at the cardiologist’s office at a desk or in a patient room. It all depends on the context of the visit. The cardiologist will need as much information as possible, so you will be required to run some diagnostic tests that might include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Stress test (on the treadmill)
  • Non-stress test (sitting in a chair)
  • Nuclear stress test or echo stress test
  • Echocardiogram
  • Urinalysis
  • CT, PET, or MRI scan
  • Non-stress test (sitting in a chair)

If you had conducted any of these tests before the consultation, the cardiologist would discuss the results. At the end of the consultation, the cardiologist then prepares a full report. The report will include your test results, the cardiologist’s findings and any treatment recommendations.

A cardiology consultation is nothing to be nervous about. If anything, you should be glad that you are about to find out the actual state of your cardiovascular health.

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