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Dr. Rick Koch
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Cardiology (Overview)

Cardiology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the heart's function, rhythm disorders, lipid problems, high blood pressure, heart birth defects, etc


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What is cardiology?

What is cardiology?

Heart specialty: Cardiology is a specialty in medicine dealing with disorders of the heart.

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Dr. Rick Koch
1,275 Doctors shared insights

Cardiology (Overview)

Cardiology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the heart's function, rhythm disorders, lipid problems, high blood pressure, heart birth defects, etc


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Where can I get a cardiology exam?

Where can I get a cardiology exam?

What do: You mean by a cardiology exam? Consult your doctor; they may refer you to a cardiologist.

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What's the scope of interventional cardiology?

What's the scope of interventional cardiology?

Branch of Cardiology: It is a branch of cardiology that deals with Catheter Based Treatment of Structural Heart Diseses It involves Cardiac Cathetrization and procedures like Angioplasty and stents placement and following procedures Valvuloplasty dilation of valves Congenital Heart Defect corection like ASD, VSD&PDA Percutaneous Valve Repair or Repacement Coronary Thrombectomy Vast Scope

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I'm curious what occurs at a cardiology consult?

I'm curious what occurs at a cardiology consult?

Consult: 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.

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Could you explain what is an abnormal cardiology test?

Could you explain what is an abnormal cardiology test?

Abnormal test: It's a too broad of question to answer. If you have specific test in mind then it will be easier to answer as there are quite a few tests in cardiology.

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What happens at a cardiology consultation appointment?

What happens at a cardiology consultation appointment?

Consult: A cardiology consultation usually consists of a history and physical exam with the cardiologist. The Doc will review in detail any records and data available on the patient. Generally the Doc will discuss the findings and what the Doctor believes needs to be done for the patient. Additional testing or examinations may be recommended and specific treatments may be recommended.

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Can they check height and weight at cardiology appointments?

Can they check height and weight at cardiology appointments?

Yes.: Height and weight are important to calculate body mass index and body surface area which are very relevant to heart and overall health.

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What is preventive cardiology?

What is preventive cardiology?

Avoiding disease: Working on cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, weight to try and prevent heart disease.

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In terms of cardiology what is a biv pacer?

In terms of cardiology what is a biv pacer?

Helps Both Sides: A biv (biventricular pacemaker) helps coordinate 2 of the hearts 4 chambers proper heart beat so they can pump more effectively. This implanted device is placed in patients with advanced heart failure. Sequential pacing helps move blood through the heart in a stronger progression. Improves quality of life, ability to exercise, decreases hospitalizations, can lengthen life.

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What does it mean to be a board certified cardiology?

What does it mean to be a board certified cardiology?

Board Certified: One is board certified when it has been verified that they have all the required training at recognized institutions to be a cardiologist and have passed the examinations to demonstrate the knowledge to safely practice in the field of cardiology.

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What are some different types of medical tech jobs in cardiology that I could consider as a career?

Many: You can be an ekg technician, echocardiography technician, stress test technician, nuclear cardiology technician, cardiac catheterization laboratory technician, vascular technician to name a few.

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Cardiology My first 3 echocradiogram read IAS in Tact, then change in 2011 to IAS no trans septal flow detected. What dose it mean? Can not get answer

Cardiology My first 3 echocradiogram read IAS in Tact, then change in 2011 to IAS no trans septal flow detected. What dose it mean? Can not get answer

No change: These are 2 ways of saying the same thing. They both say that the septum (wall) between the two atria (upper chambers of heart) is not allowing any blood to flow through it. This is normal.

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Advice on best cardiology in the s. Have debilitating chestpainandpressure. 32f. Tests ok. Anxiety ok. Pah, mvd. Ruining my life. Need outsidebox help?

Advice on best cardiology in the s. Have debilitating chestpainandpressure. 32f. Tests ok. Anxiety ok. Pah, mvd. Ruining my life. Need outsidebox help?

Be reassured: Sometimes it is more important to know where the pain is not coming from. In your case, they told you it is not the heart and that should be reassuring. There are multiple reasons for chest pain and it may be difficult or impossible to find the one. Discuss it again with your pcp or cardiologist because pain is still pain but if it is not the heart, it is unlikely to be dangerous.

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What are the most important clinical trials currently being done in cardiology?

Clinical trials: Http://cardiologytrials. Org/ this is a decent start but your cardiologist will be able to provide you with more resources.

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What could it mean if an ejection fraction was 55% 8 years ago and is %75 now? (cardiology did not have old report to compare

Compare: You would really need to compare the two echocardiograms. It could be something as simple as a misread but people who have long standing hypertension can develop a hyperdynamic ventricle. However, given that you are 33 I do not suspect this has happened.

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