Cardiologists are internal medicine physicians who have further specialized training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to the heart and blood vessels. In the referral to the cardiologist, the family doctor provides an extensive history of the patient's condition. During consultation with the patient, the cardiologist reviews this history with the patient, performs a complete physical examination and often orders further testing. Testing available in Yukon may include blood tests, CT (computed tomography) scans, X-rays, Holter monitors, echocardiograms, pacemaker assessment and cardiac stress testing.
What Cardiology Services are Available
- General cardiology focuses on the management and prevention of chronic heart conditions.
- Pacemaker assessment
- Paediatric cardiology focuses on children who may have been born with heart disease or defects
Whitehorse General Hospital has three visiting cardiologists
Visits per year: 6
Days each visit: 3-4
Whitehorse General Hospital has one visiting paediatric cardiologist
Visits per year: 1
Days each visit: 2-3