Coronavirus Disease 2019 Also called COVID-19

Questions to Ask

Here are some common questions you may want to ask your health care team:

  • What types of heart tests or procedures aren’t delayed or postponed?
  • How long can I safely postpone my [test or procedure] without my health getting worse?
  • What are the risks or potential downsides of postponing this [test or procedure]?
  • How soon will I be able to reschedule this [test or procedure]?
  • How will you monitor my condition while I’m waiting for my test or procedure to make sure I’m OK?
  • How can I monitor my heart health at home (examples: step counts, home blood pressure reading, taking my heart rate or other measures)?
  • Are you seeing patients by phone or video (telemedicine visits)?

Last updated: May 28, 2020

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