What is Consultative Cardiology?

A comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s heart health is known as consultative cardiology. It is the sum of all interactions that cardiologists may have with patients who have heart-related problems or disorders, including conversations, examinations, tests, and treatment plans. Consultative cardiology aims to educate patients on these diseases so they may work with their doctors to come up with the best treatment options.

Our cardiologists treat individuals who might require treatment for their hearts. They might be consulted by other doctors who have concerns about heart disease or other illnesses. If you exhibit signs of a cardiac condition, your primary care physician could recommend that you see one of our cardiologists.

There are a whole lot of consultative services available at Port Charlotte Cardiology. If you want to know more about our services, feel free to contact us to make an appointment.

What type of symptoms do our cardiologists treat?

There is a wide variety of cardiac knowledge in the medical industry. Our cardiologists treat many types of cardiovascular issues and signs which are as follows:

  • Angina is chest pain or chest discomfort.
  • Irregular heartbeats.
  • Heart disease has distinct traits, such as those that depend on gender, age, race, and other coexisting illnesses.
  • Coronary artery microvascular disease (Disease of the finer blood vessels in the body, including the capillaries).
  • Cardiovascular disease.
  • Cardiac valve issues.
  • Heart attack.

What does consultative cardiology do?

During a consultation one of our cardiologists may:

  • Provide medical advice.
  • Place an order for tests such as a bloodwork, ECG, or workout analysis.
  • provide you with a physical examination.
  • Make appointments for certain operations like heart.
  • Catheterization or pacemaker implantation.
  • Examine test results to see if you may have a health condition.
  • Give you details about heart disease risks and how to prevent them.
  • Provide you with lifestyle suggestions, such as weight, dietary, stress, and physical activity adjustments.
  • If you require surgery, have a surgeon refer you.
  • Do a surgical risk evaluation before surgery.

When should you receive consultative cardiology?

An expert cardiologist should provide consultation cardiology to patients exhibiting signs of cardiovascular and cardiac illness. If you have any of the signs or symptoms concerneing any cardiovascular and cardiac illness, you should receive consultative cardiology as soon as possible.

What happens during a full cardiology consultation?

Cardiovascular consultation is the most important aspect of medical treatment. Patients are given the option to discuss their heart problems, current worries, understand risks and consequences, and adopt healthy living behaviors. Additionally, it aids in a better grasp of surgical techniques, pre-and post-operative preparations, risks, and problems.
Your doctor will review your past medical history and conduct a complete physical examination and tests during the cardiac consultation to determine your risk of developing heart disorders. A better prognosis and fewer consequences are possible with an early diagnosis.

How should you prepare for consultative cardiology?

The chance to consult with a doctor is great, so you should be ready for it. There are some prepartions that you should take before taking a consultative cardiolgy service which may be as follows:

  • Don’t forget to mention your family history, past surgeries, current medications, and medical history.
  • Bring any pertinent medical records you’ll need for the conversation. It facilitates deeper comprehension of your cardiac state and prevents repeated diagnostic procedures.
  • Talk about your food and lifestyle preferences as well as your job. The risk for cardiac disorders may be related to your lifestyle and line of work. ​