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Do many cardiologists follow their angioplasty patients?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Varies Widely, No

Cardiologists focusing on procedures commonly depend on referrals for business.
Referring docs often feel threatened by cardiologist staying involved & stop future referrals. Many cardiologists promote that basic medical care is not their job (complex & does not pay as well). Thus, unfortunately, the best interests of people with advanced disease can get lost in workings of the medical system.

In brief: Varies Widely, No

Cardiologists focusing on procedures commonly depend on referrals for business.
Referring docs often feel threatened by cardiologist staying involved & stop future referrals. Many cardiologists promote that basic medical care is not their job (complex & does not pay as well). Thus, unfortunately, the best interests of people with advanced disease can get lost in workings of the medical system.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Dr. Alan Zunamon
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Not all cardiologists perform angioplasty and not all cardiologists who do perform angioplasty follow their patients over time.
I believe that anyone who has had angioplasty, should see a cardiologist at least once/year to make sure all of the risk factors are being controlled as much as possible.

In brief: Yes

Not all cardiologists perform angioplasty and not all cardiologists who do perform angioplasty follow their patients over time.
I believe that anyone who has had angioplasty, should see a cardiologist at least once/year to make sure all of the risk factors are being controlled as much as possible.
Dr. Alan Zunamon
Dr. Alan Zunamon
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