Cardiologist located in Pomona, Montclair, & West Covina, CA
Attending a cardiology consultation is a smart way to identify heart conditions at the earliest stage and ensure you reduce your risk of serious health problems. If you need a routine checkup, experienced interventional cardiologist Yogesh Paliwal, MD, and his team at Indus Cardiology provide comprehensive cardiology consultations at three locations in Pomona, Montclair, and West Covina, California. Find out more or schedule a consultation by calling Indus Cardiology today, or booking an appointment online.
What is a cardiology consultation?
A cardiology consultation is a meeting with your provider at Indus Cardiology. Looking after your heart health is essential and can make a significant difference in your quality of life.
Each cardiology consultation varies according to the needs of the patient but has similar themes, such as:
Discussing your heart health concerns
You might be worried about your heart because of symptoms that could relate to reduced heart function, such as shortness of breath, palpitations, or chest pain.
Evaluating your risk of developing heart disease
Several factors are known to increase your risk of developing heart disease, particularly your family history, diet and exercise, being overweight or obese, and having unhealthy habits like smoking or excessive drinking.
Knowing your risks and identifying problems in the earliest stages make a significant difference to the severity of your condition and the likelihood of complications from heart disease. You can also avoid the need for surgery and manage your condition using more conservative treatments.
What happens at my cardiology consultation?
When you attend a cardiology consultation at Indus Cardiology, you spend some time discussing your health and lifestyle with your provider. They look over your medical history and previous test results, and check what medications you're taking.
Next, they perform a physical examination. As well as checking your heart rate and rhythm, your provider listens for abnormal heart sounds and measures your blood pressure. They might take a sample of blood for lab tests, too.
Blood tests show how high your cholesterol, lipid, and blood glucose levels are, which can indicate your risk of conditions like coronary artery disease and peripheral arterial disease.
Following the exam, your provider might want you to undergo one or more noninvasive diagnostic tests, such as:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Doppler ultrasound
- Stress testing
The results of these tests show the Indus Cardiology team how well blood is flowing through your heart and what electrical activity is going on.
What happens after my cardiology consultation?
After your cardiology consultation at Indus Cardiology, your provider reviews the results and prepares an action plan for you. The aim of this plan is to reduce your risk of heart disease and treat any issues that already exist before they get any worse.
Lifestyle modifications are among the most common requirements for improving heart health, including weight loss, exercising more often, quitting smoking, and limiting alcohol intake.
If there are any concerns about developing heart problems, your provider might prescribe medication, for example, blood pressure pills for hypertension.
To schedule your cardiology consultation, call Indus Cardiology today or book an appointment online.