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Question: Cardiac evaluation. What tests is likely to be done?

 saintj - Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:40 pm

I have been asked by my insurance comapny to have a Cardiac Evaluation before I can be cleared for bariatric surgery. My previous cardiac history shows only moderate left ventricular hypertrophy during an echocardiogram about 1 year previously, with no apparent symptoms except periodic bigeminy. My insurance company refuses to tell me what they will accept in the way of tests. I assume they just want a doctor to sign off on me. I'm 58, obese, BP of 130/85 treated by Avilide 300/12/5.

If I go to a cardiologist, what tests is he likely to want to do? There must be some sort of standard for this type of thing. Thanks.

 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Tue Oct 19, 2004 10:58 pm

User avatar Dear Saintj,

You will most probably have a physical exam and probably get an ekg and you will be getting a medication before and after cardiac surgery of the beta blockers group most probably.

If the cardiologist suspects that you might have coronary disease, a stress test might be needed.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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