What is a Cardiology Consult?
A cardiology consult is an appointment with a cardiologist during which you can discuss all aspects of your heart health. Consultations play an important role in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
Why is it done?
- Predict or manage early warning signs of heart disease
- Help diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the heart
- Provide you with specific advice and information regarding the diagnosis or treatment of a heart condition
- Initiate or continue to manage a heart condition or related symptoms
- Use as a preventative measure and monitor for changes in your heart (as we age we become more prone to cardiovascular disease)
How do I prepare?
- Bring a complete list of your medications
- Have the name of your current pharmacy and it’s contact information available
- Bring a complete list of food supplements
- Review your personal medical history as well as your family medical history (these topics will be discussed during the consult)
- Bring a list of any allergies that you may have
What happens during the consultation?
Your cardiac consultation will be with one of our board-certified cardiologists/cardiovascular specialists. The consult will consist of a medical examination, review of your medical history and may include further testing. The duration and scope of a consultation will vary from person to person.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral for a cardiology consult?
Yes. A referral is required. Your doctor or specialist will request a cardiology consult when they want a heart specialist (cardiologist) to use their expertise in evaluating your heart.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Bring a list of your current medications, food supplements, allergies and medical history. Make note of your current pharmacy and it’s contact information as well.
It it possible to arrange a virtual or telephone consult?
Yes. Our staff members will let you know whether your cardiology consult will be done in-office or over the phone.
If you’d prefer a telephone consult please let our staff members know during your booking.
How/When do I get my results?
The cardiologist will prepare a report of their findings along with recommendations for treatment and any further testing. This report will be sent to the referring physician.
If further testing is needed a follow-up consult will be scheduled to discuss the results and monitor any changes.