A cardiac consultation is an opportunity for patients to speak one-on-one with their doctor about their individual cardiac issues, including current symptoms, personal risks and lifestyle habits that can contribute to these factors. A consultation may also be scheduled for patients who are scheduled to undergo an invasive procedure, in order to fully discuss the details of the procedure and any preoperative preparations that may be needed. Click here for tips on how to to prepare for your consultation.
During a cardiac consultation, the specialist will evaluate the patient’s medical history and perform a physical examination , perform diagnostic tests and formulate a provisional diagnosis. The specialist also evaluates the patients risk factors for the development of heart disease. Early detection and treatment of heart disease can significantly reduce your risk of serious complications such as stroke, heart attack or heart failure.