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How should I prepare before seeing a cardiologist?

Very little direct preparation is required before seeing a cardiologist. Try to be aware of any of your past medical problems including surgeries. It helps to know of medical problems in your family, especially related to the heart. Bring a list of any prescription and over-the-counter medicines you take. Be prepared to discuss any symptoms you are experiencing that seem abnormal. 

Before seeing a heart specialist, you should be prepared to give the details about what led you to your appointment.

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