Questions for your Cardiologist

Your cardiologist is an expert in the treatment of heart conditions. He can provide information to help you get the most out of treatment. Ask questions. If you don’t understand the answers, don’t be afraid to ask for more explanation.

Is my heart condition genetic or is it a result of my lifestyle choices? How severe is my heart condition?

Will changes in diet and exercise help my condition?

What symptoms should prompt me to call an ambulance?

What are the potential side effects of my medication?

Is it okay to take over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin, while taking this?

Can I take this medication with my other medications?

If medication doesn’t control the condition, what’s the next step?

Where and when will you perform the procedure if that’s the next step?

How soon do I need it? What are the risks if I don’t have it?