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Cardiology Consultation Specialist

Apex Cardiology Consultants -  - Interventional Cardiology

Apex Cardiology Consultants

Interventional Cardiology & General Cardiology located in Inglewood, CA

Every 36 seconds, someone in the United States dies from heart disease. Are you at risk? Apex Cardiology Consultants in Inglewood, California, can help you find out with a cardiology consultation. Interventional cardiology experts Jack Farahi, MD, FACC, and Mason Weiss, MD, FACC, perform a number of diagnostic tests to assess heart health and risk of disease. Schedule your cardiology consultation by calling the Los Angeles area office or booking an appointment online today.

Cardiology Consultation Q & A

What is a cardiology consultation?

A cardiology consultation is one of the services available at Apex Cardiology Consultants. During the consultation, your provider conducts a comprehensive evaluation of your heart to assess current health, diagnose heart conditions, and determine the risk of future disease. 

The interventional cardiology physicians understand how stressed you may feel when undergoing testing or treatment for a heart condition. They take a personalized approach to care and go above and beyond to help you feel relaxed and comfortable.

When do I need a cardiology consultation?

Your primary care provider may recommend a cardiology consultation if they have concerns about heart health. These concerns may be due to your complaints of chest pain, heart palpitations, or shortness of breath.

You may also need a cardiology consultation if you have a condition that puts you at risk of developing heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a family history of heart disease. 

Apex Cardiology Consultants also recommends a cardiology consultation for patients who have questions about their calcium score following a heart scan. A heart scan looks for and measures calcium plaque deposits in the coronary arteries to assess the risk of heart disease. 

A score of 100 or greater means you’re at risk of heart disease. 

What happens during a cardiology consultation?

The interventional cardiologists at Apex Cardiology Consultants take a personalized approach to care. The specifics of your cardiology consultation may depend on your concerns, symptoms, and medical history. 

Your provider reviews your symptoms, medical history, and performs a physical. They also run diagnostic tests to better understand the health and function of your heart. Testing may include:

  • Blood work
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Stress testing
  • Echocardiogram
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Noninvasive coronary CT scan

Your provider may also request a copy of all the medications and supplements you take and ask about your exercise habits and usual diet.

What happens after a cardiology consultation?

After you complete your cardiology consultation, your provider at Apex Cardiology Consultants talks to you about the results of your testing. They design a treatment plan based on your results that focuses on improving heart health and preventing health complications.

Treatment may include:

  • Eating a heart-healthy diet
  • A personalized exercise program
  • Smoking cessation
  • Medication to treat high blood pressure or high cholesterol
  • Procedures to address specific heart conditions

Apex Cardiology Consultants is a state-of-the-art interventional cardiology practice and works closely with you to help you live a long, healthy life.

Call Apex Cardiology Consultants or schedule your cardiology consultation online today.