Chest pain, an irregular heartbeat, or shortness of breath should prompt you to go. But there are many other reasons to visit with a cardiologist. The thing about heart disease is that it’s more often than not a silent killer.
During the cardiac consultation, your doctor will evaluate past medical history, and perform thorough physical examination and tests to assess the risk of developing heart diseases. Early diagnosis may have a better prognosis and minimize the complications.
If your PCP believes that your symptoms warrant a cardiologist visit without insurance, ask for referrals to government and university hospitals; they are usually cheaper than private clinics. You also have the option of working out a payment plan with private clinics.Dec 26, 2013
6 Questions You Should Ask Your Cardiologist
- What are my risk factors? There are many different forms, types and stages of heart disease.
- What can I do to support my heart health?
- Is there anything I should be watching for?
- What is the next step?
- Does heart health impact my risk for COVID?
- How can I learn more?
If you can tell which doctors are better, give me a list of the best. Honor Roll.
|Antonio Abbate||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Michael Fowler||Stanford Medicine|
|Valentin Fuster||Mount Sinai|
|Ray Hershberger||The Ohio State University|
|James Kirkpatrick||UW Medical Center|