Preoperative cardiovascular exam (surgical clearance)
Surgery is a major stress on your body, especially when you have a history of heart conditions or heart disease. The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recommend a baseline cardiac assessment before undergoing surgery for any patient with a known coronary artery disease, or symptoms suggestive of coronary artery disease. Our team can provide you with the peace of mind you need to take the next step in medical care. The exam includes a review of your available data, your complete history and background, and a comprehensive cardiovascular examination to determine the stability of your heart. Our goal is to be certain that you and your heart are in tip-top shape for surgery. We may suggest changes in current medications, preoperative tests or procedures, or higher levels of postoperative care at the time of the examination. Together, we can know your risks before surgery and choose the best possible route for pre and post-operative care.