I’ve got an appointment to see a Cardiologist tomorrow

… And I’m anxious about it.
What if he discovers blocked arteries and I’m going to need surgery?

I don’t trust doctors.

I just want to go for an EKG

Hopefully I’ll be alright.

What should I expect upon the first visit to a Cardiologist?

Does anyone know?

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I think you are worrying before there is cause to worry, @Wave . Cross that bridge when you get to it. I know it’s easy to panic about results of tests. I am guilty of hyping up expectations as well, on occasion.

I don’t know what YOU should expect, but I went to a cardiologist for my chest pain months ago. They just asked me some questions and I ended up later doing ultrasound of my heart (echocardiogram) and stress test. Both turned out fine.

Try to relax.

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Yeah I’m always nervous around doctors visits.
Thanks @Bowens

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I get it health stuff is super anxiety provoking especially cardiovascular. Hopefully you get good news

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Thanks @Grookey

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I’ve been to a cardiologist about 15 years ago. He did a stress ecg and heart sonar and told me everything is fine. 7 years ago I developed cardiac dysrythmia. It was diagnosed after a holter ecg. I told my gp that I think my arteries are narrowed or blocked because I get pains in my chest. She said it’s my muscles and gave me some injections. She said the only way to know if you have narrowed arteries is with an angiogram.

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Ok thanks @Fellowman

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@Wave I hope it goes as well as possible for you.

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Thanks @firemonkey

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Let us know how it goes @wave. Best of luck with it.

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Yes I sure will
Thanks @everhopeful

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@Bowens @everhopeful @firemonkey @Fellowman @Grookey

I just came back from the Cardiologist.
He was a super nice guy who put me at ease.
My EKG was a bit abnormal but my blood pressure was at a good reading.

He said because I have an atherosclerotic aorta and diabetes he wants to run some tests on me.

I have appointments for a Nuclear Stress Test, bloodwork and an echocardiogram

I’m more relaxed about these, better be safe than sorry later

Thanks guys

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I too had to see a cardiologist like @Bowens so I get the fear. In the end I was ok. Don’t worry until they tell you to worry. But I know that’s hard to do. Good luck!

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Thanks @ZmaGal but I’m much more relaxed now.
The Cardiologist was very nice and had a sense of humor, he put me at ease.

I’m not as anxious about going through these tests anymore.

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When will you have next tests?

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Staring in 2weeks @zoa

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I’m so glad to hear your cardiologist put you at ease. What a relief!

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Thanks @ZmaGal 15

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