If you've been diagnosed with heart disease, there are key questions that you should ask your cardiologist and care team during your next appointment. These questions help ensure that you and your doctor have a productive conversation so that you can become or stay as healthy as possible.
If a stent is placed in an artery, for how long should I take anti-platelet medication? Does this depend on the kind of stent I receive (drug-eluting versus bare metal)?
How soon after a heart attack can I participate in an exercise program?
Should I have a procedure (stress test or cath) to diagnose coronary artery disease?
If I need to take a common over-the-counter medicine from the drugstore to treat a cold or lessen pain, which ones are safest for me?
Can you give me easy-to-read fact sheets on my condition and recommend some websites with the right information on heart disease?
What is pericarditis?
Why is pericarditis important?
How do you get pericarditis?
What are the symptoms of pericarditis?
What tests are needed to diagnose pericarditis?
What is the treatment for pericarditis?
If I have pericarditis, should I limit my activities?
What is an electrophysiologist and when should I see them in addition to my general cardiologist?
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