Cardiology Consult Service
Our cardiology faculty provide full-service consultative services to other medical and surgical teams in the hospital. For example, a patient admitted to the trauma service after a car accident may need cardiology input on new heart rhythm problems that may develop after blunt trauma to the chest. Similarly, a patient admitted for a pneumonia may develop chest pain and require prompt evaluation for whether this is related to the underlying pneumonia or represents a heart attack. We work closely with physicians and surgeons from other specialties to assist with inpatient diagnostic work-up and treatment, as well in facilitating outpatient follow-up.