South Charleston Cardiology physicians provide outpatient consulting at our office and inpatient consulting at Thomas Memorial Hospital and CAMC hospitals. Cardiovascular consultation is one of the most important aspects of cardiac and medical care. It is a great opportunity for the patients to discuss cardiac problems, diagnostic tests, and treatment options. Patients are educated in order to understand the risks and benefits of treatment plans and are encouraged to start a healthier lifestyle.
During these consultations, the physician will ask your medical history, perform physical examinations, discuss available treatment options, and explain the risks and benefits of any procedure. Furthermore, we can provide appropriate workup and surgical clearance before any non cardiac surgery. The risks of the surgery and anesthesia will be reviewed.
In preparation for the consultation, it is important for the patient to provide past medical, surgical, and medication history. Previous tests should be mentioned to avoid unnecessary test duplication.