Preparing to Visit Your Cardiologist

In order to maximize the interaction between you and your cardiologist at your next visit, it is best to come prepared. There are materials you should bring with you and ways you should prepare for your appointment.

Diagnostic Tests in Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular specialists employ many different diagnostic modalities in treating cardiovascular diseases. Apart from a detailed history, comprehensive physical examination and relevant blood tests, a physician has to order a number of specialized diagnostic tests to help in the course of diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases.

Useful Patient Resources

The following are some commonly used patient information websites where patient-level health articles can be found. Patients can learn more about a medical condition, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with their healthcare providers.

CT Angiography (CTA)

Angiography is a minimally invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Angiography uses one of three imaging technologies and, in most cases, a contrast material injection is needed to produce pictures of blood vessels in the body.