You may need to consult with a heart care specialist for one of several reasons:
- Your regular doctor may detect a heart problem or determine you are at risk.
- A visit to a walk-in clinic or emergency room may lead to a diagnosis of a heart condition.
- The results of attending a screening or having a test performed could indicate the need for specialized care.
If you have a primary care physician, you should start by discussing your condition and your options with him or her. Their knowledge and opinions will help you make an informed choice. If your doctor is part of another health care organization, it is important to realize that the ultimate choice is always yours. You can choose Ministry Health Care for all your advanced heart care, or simply schedule a visit for a second, independent opinion.
Ministry Health Care also provides cardiac rehabilitation services at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Wabasha, Minnesota.