Last summer my father’s internist referred him to a cardiologist who found an abdominal aneurysm. Dad underwent several cardiac procedures. Understanding an enormous amount of information in a short time was difficult for everyone in our family, and especially for my parents. While the physicians’ explanations were clear and helpful to our family, many questions arose after the office visit and these were often answered by office staff whose answers felt pre-packaged andrushed.
A few days ago MedlinePlus, in one of its daily e-mail updates, included a link to a website page at the American Heart Association where cardiac heart procedures and surgeries are clearly described and explained. Another link leads to a page that describes diagnostic tests and procedures.
A helpful site for families who have questions about heart irregularities and procedures.