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Patients: Best Practices

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What’s the best way to end my visit?

Try summarizing the following in your own words: your understanding of your heart condition and your cardiologist’s recommendations and follow-up plan. This will allow your cardiologist to fill in any gaps, just in case. Lastly, let your doctor know how your virtual visit went and if there's anything else that may have made it a

By |2020-05-14T23:25:59+00:00May 14th, 2020||Comments Off on What’s the best way to end my visit?

Are there helpful tips to keep in mind during my visit?

Make the most out of your video visit by: Taking notes. Sometimes it's difficult to remember everything you reviewed with your cardiologist, so taking notes ensures you don't miss anything. Address your most concerning questions first. Again, this keeps you from missing the opportunity to discuss the issues you are most worried about. Have any

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What are wearables and how can they help me during my video visit?

Wearables are electronic devices that can be worn. They track real-time information typically related to health and fitness, such as heart rate, heart rhythm, respiratory rate, and sleep and activity patterns. There are wearables you can order directly and some that need to be ordered by your physician. Properly used wearables can provide useful information

By |2020-05-14T23:17:49+00:00May 14th, 2020||Comments Off on What are wearables and how can they help me during my video visit?

How can I best prepare for the visit?

Maximize your visit by: Having either a written or digital log of your blood pressure and, for some patients, weight. Compile a list of questions for your cardiologist beforehand. Make sure you have an updated medication list and which medications, if any, have caused side effects. Having all of this information prior to your appointment

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