Questions for my Cardiologist

I’m meeting with my cardiologist tomorrow for the first time since my angioplasty on May 13th.  After my procedure I feel like I didn’t have any questions and now I can’t stop thinking of them.

  1. Cardio rehab.
  • Am I cleared to get started?
  • What can I expect?
  • How many visits?

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  1. Current heart condition.  I am walking and doing yoga.
  • What bout other low/medium intensity activities?
  • Can I swim?
  • Ride a bike?
  • What would happen if I get my heart rate up too high?
  1. Was there any long term damage done to my heart by the blockage?
  • Can it be repaired?
  • How long does it take?
  1. What does this mean for my future?
  • What kind of risk does this mean for my other coronary arteries?
  • How does this affect my life expectancy?
  1. Are there other normal activities I shouldn’t be doing?
  • Hot tubs?  Saunas?
  • Acupuncture?
  1. Bruises.
  • Is there anything we can do?
  • Switch meds?

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