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If you have a serious heart problem, should you live near a trauma center in case you need one?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Confused

Unless your heart problems consist of being shot in the chest, being near a trauma center wouldn't really help.
You sound like you're really worried. Why not discuss your apprehension and formulate an action plan with your cardiologist or primary care doctor?

In brief: Confused

Unless your heart problems consist of being shot in the chest, being near a trauma center wouldn't really help.
You sound like you're really worried. Why not discuss your apprehension and formulate an action plan with your cardiologist or primary care doctor?
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

The trauma center might not be the best place for management of your heart problems.
Discuss with your cardiologist where the best place to treat your heart condition is. Ask about 24 hour coverage for the problems you might face, and then make your decision.

In brief: Not necessarily

The trauma center might not be the best place for management of your heart problems.
Discuss with your cardiologist where the best place to treat your heart condition is. Ask about 24 hour coverage for the problems you might face, and then make your decision.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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