A cardiology consultation is an opportunity for you to learn more about your heart health and how you can improve it. At Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Jupiter, Florida, cardiologists Jyoti Mohanty, MD, and Suneet Kukreja, MD, and their team offer cardiology consultations that include physical exams, testing, and possible treatment planning. To book your cardiology consultation, call your nearest location, or use the online scheduling tool today.
A cardiology consultation is an important step in finding out more about your heart’s function and what you may need to do to improve it. Your primary care provider may refer you for a cardiology consultation if you need an in-depth evaluation regarding the health of your heart and blood vessels.
The cardiologists at Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants can perform advanced testing and use their expertise to diagnose or rule out possible conditions that may affect you. They can also provide second opinions if you’ve already had an evaluation with an internist or other physician.
During your cardiology consultation, the team asks about your current level of health, the medications you take, and your lifestyle. They use all of this information and the results of certain tests to assess your risk for heart problems and diagnose any that you currently have.
Once you book your cardiology consultation, there are a few things you should bring with you to the appointment to make sure the team has all of the information they need to give you the best possible evaluation. You should bring along or become familiar with:
It’s important for you to be as honest and transparent as possible with your providers. Even if a piece of information in your medical history or about your lifestyle seems unimportant, it could be significant to your cardiologist.
Along with a physical exam, there are a few tests that may be a part of your cardiology consultation at Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants. These tests can indicate various forms of heart disease:
During an ECG test, your provider places electrodes on various points of your body. The electrodes read the electrical signals from your heart, which show up on a graph.
A stress test measures your heart’s function while it works harder during physical exercise. You’ll be on a treadmill or stationary bike during the test as your provider takes measurements.
During cardiac angiography, your provider uses an X-ray and contrast dye to view your blood vessels and the chambers of your heart.
To find out more about your upcoming cardiology consultation or to book the appointment, call Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants, or use the online scheduling tool today.