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I'm curious what occurs at a cardiology consult?

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Dr. Orlando Deffer answered

Specializes in - Select Specialities -

It depends but is the same as any other consult. We focus on the cardiovascular system; hpi, physical exam, ekg. Other evaluation may include an echo, stress test.

Answered Apr 5, 2014

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

... On the reason for the consult. There is usually a question or issue raised by the referring provider. About the cardiologist will talk to and examine the patient, review existing studies and tests. Then made a plan and/or recommendations how to move forward. This might involve more tests, possibly changes in medications, and further follow up. Hope this helps!

Answered Apr 14, 2014

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Dr. Satyabrata Chatterjee answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology

The reasons for which the consultation is asked for, is the central theme around which the cardiologist asks questions and based on the answer further questions are asked. Physical examination followed by known test results are evaluated. Further testing is ordered if the diagnoses are not confirmed.If a diagnosis is made, treatment follows. Followup visit is scheduled.

Answered Jun 27, 2014

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Dr. Francesco Rotatori answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Cardiology consult requires to collect a full cardiovascular history and a full physical examination, but more focused on cardiovascular system, and assessment for the need of further testing, that can go from simple keg, to echo, to stress test or even angiography.

Answered May 9, 2014

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Dr. Mark Balek answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology

It depends on why the consult is performed. Usually you'll have your vitals taken, followed by EKG and then a physician will ask you a series of questions to determine if additional testing is necessary in order to further narrow down a diagnosis. Hope this answers your question

Answered Dec 11, 2015

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Dr. Carlos Orrego answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Nothing different than seen any other Doctor. First, we obtain a clinical history with emphasis on the cardiovascular system and risk factors, then a good physical exam and EKG . If anything is abnormal, other cv test are done later on.

Answered Oct 23, 2017

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Dr. Rony Gorges answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

It depends on the reason your seeing the cardiologist. But in general the cardiologist will get your medical history from you and other pertinent info and a physical exam and then depending on your problem further tests as necessary.

Answered Apr 19, 2016

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Dr. Frank Amico Jr answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

First the physician is going to get the story from you about whats going on. Then he or she will risk stratify you based on all the information you gave them. For example, if I saw a patient who had a coronary bypass and they were having chest pain I would not do a stress test. I would likely cath them to get a good solid answer.

Answered Nov 10, 2014

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Dr. Mary Callahan answered

Specializes in Cardiology

At a consult the doctor will talk with you, review your medical and family history and perform a physical exam, usually a EKG is done and often further tests are ordered to answer the reason that your primary care physician sent you to a specialist.

Answered Dec 1, 2014

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Dr. Christian Assad answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Same thing that happens on a regular consult but with someone that specializes on cardiovascular disorders. There are so many advances in medicine that keeping up with everything is practically impossible. For this reason specialties arouse. In a future, even a specialist will not have the brain power to know everything in his specialty and will have to rely on artificial intelligence to help him/

Answered Dec 31, 2014

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Dr. Tonga Nfor answered

Specializes in Cardiology

The Cardiologist and his/her staff will talk with you to get a medical history, do a physical exam (not a complete one like when you get an annual physical), and some simple tests may be done during that first visit. Based on what is found, further tests may be ordered. Be prepared to ask questions and get all your concerns addressed.

Answered Jul 10, 2017

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