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What types of things are performed when you see a cardiologist ?

what types of things are performed when you see a cardiologist?
what does the doctor do, especially if you are just going to see if anything is wrong with your heart? (a first visit)
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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When I saw a cardiologist for the first time: 1. Echocardiogram. An ultrasound of my heart. 2. Holter Monitor. A device with electrodes on your chest. You wear it for 24 hours and it provides an EKG (a reading of your heartbeats). If your general physician referred you to a cardiologist, he/she may have already done bloodwork that might include a basic metabolic panel ( and a simple short EKG (electrocardiogram) ( This information will be sent to the cardiologist so he/she doesn't have to repeat those tests unless he/she chooses. This website provides a good description of all the diagnostic testing a cardiologist might do:
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