Visiting the Cardiologist
Consultation with a cardiologist includes a thorough examination of complaints, medical and life history. It is important that the reception is conducted in a calm and trusting environment. This condition must be respected, since only this approach provides the most complete information about the patient and sets him up for successful treatment.
After the analysis of obtained data, the examination by a cardiologist follows, including measurement of blood pressure, palpatory evaluation of pulse characteristics, and percussion of heart borders and auscultation of cardiac tones. During the initial consultation, an ECG is necessarily performed and a number of tests are prescribed. It is advisable to have an ECG done in advance, but no later than 10 days before the upcoming visit. If necessary, the patient is selected for various additional methods of examination of the heart and blood vessels.
After assessing the diagnostic results, the cardiologist makes an accurate diagnosis, gives a list of recommendations and develops a treatment plan. If indicated, the patient is admitted to the cardiology department.