Cardiac consultation is a medical program done under the supervision of a cardiologist for those who have been suspected or diagnosed with any heart disease. People who are recovering from an angioplasty or heart surgery can also be a candidate for cardiac consultation. It is done in order to help the patients in faster recovery and to improve their overall wellness. It is an opportunity for the patients having a face-to-face discussion with the doctor regarding their heart health issues. A cardiac consultation program will contain the following tests:
- Preventive cardiologist’s consultation.
- Stress test
- Lipid Profile
- Diet counselling
- ECG monitored exercise
A candidate for cardiac consultation can be one:
Who suffer from chest pain
Having an ancestral or family history of heart disease
Who has a high blood pressure
Who is a diabetes patient
Who has measured to be overweight
Who had a heart failure
Who overuses tobacco/alcohol
Who has a Cardiomyopathy
Who has undergone for cardiac procedures such as-
Heart valve surgery
Stent procedure etc.
A cardiac consultation has numerous advantages:
Lower risk for heart problems in the future
Increased heart function and strength
Reduced Cholesterol levels
Improved energy levels and physical fitness
Increased ability to perform tasks
Reduced blood pressure
Helps in managing stress etc.
After analysing all the medical records and test result, the cardiologist will determine the suitable treatment method for the patient after the cardiac consultation.