Welcome to the Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute
The team at Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute will work with you to accurately diagnose your condition. We can then recommend the most appropriate treatment options for your unique needs. You’ll benefit from not just one opinion, but a whole team of experts. Your new team works together to share their knowledge and expertise for your best possible health.
Our lifestyle-based preventive care complements our minimally invasive procedures, advanced heart surgery and rehabilitation. The Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute offers the most up-to-date treatment options combined with compassionate, personalized care.
Here are frequently asked questions about how to prepare for your upcoming cardiology appointment. @accordionTitleTag.Name>
This is my first visit with a cardiologist. What information do I need to have available?
Answer: If you have been seen by a previous cardiologist, please bring their last office note, EKG, lab work and any diagnostic results or procedure results with you. If you are unable to physically bring these records, you must request a release of information (ROI) from them in order for us to obtain the records on your behalf. It can often take 14 days for our office to receive these records. We may still see you for your appointment without the records, but we want to make the best use of your time and ensure our cardiologists have all the information needed to create your individualized plan of care.
What do I need to bring to my upcoming cardiology appointment?
Answer: It is very important for you to bring your medication list and/or medication bottles with you to the appointment so that we have an accurate list within your medical record. If you have been seen by a previous cardiologist, had any testing done on your heart or any cardiac-related hospital visits in the past, it is very important that you bring those records with you if they were done outside of Orlando Health.
I was recently in the hospital, what information should I bring with me?
Answer: The hospital discharge summary is helpful, however may not contain detailed information from your visit. If you were seen in an Orlando Health hospital, we will have access to your records. Otherwise, please ensure you bring your records with you, including medication adjustments and any recent heart testing or heart procedure results.
How can I make the most of my appointment?
Answer: Come with a prepared list of questions and concerns to discuss with your cardiologist. Utilize the communication tool to organize your thoughts and requests. Bring a notebook with you so that you can keep a record of the things that were discussed. This will allow you to reference it later after your appointment.
You can utilize this tool to help guide the conversation with your cardiologist, making the most of your upcoming appointment. We want to make sure that all of your cardiac concerns are addressed during the visit.
What active problem or concern are you currently wishing to address during today’s visit?
Provide details of what treatment/testing/procedures you have already had related to the problem.
Provide details about the problem, including how it makes you feel, timing and patterns, as well as its intensity.
Is there something specific that you would like your cardiologist to recommend to you today?
What can I expect when I arrive to check in for my appointment?
Answer: Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment as you will be required to update contact and insurance information and sign consents for treatment. To speed up the check-in process, you can register in advance using MyChart. To learn more about enrolling in MyChart, click here.
After I check in for my appointment, what’s next?
Answer: The medical assistant will call you from the waiting room to begin the rooming process. This will include recording your weight, vital signs and a detailed review of your medications. We will also gather information related to family, social and surgical history as well as the reason for today’s visit. Depending on the reason for your visit, we may perform an EKG. Your cardiologist will be reviewing your responses before seeing you.
How do I request a medication refill?
Answer: The quickest way to communicate your refill requests is through MyChart. You may also contact our prescription refill voicemail line at (407) 650-1397. Please allow 72 hours for all prescription refills.
How do I reach a member of my personalized clinical care team?
Answer: MyChart is the quickest and easiest way to reach a member of your personalized clinical care team. This option is available for non-urgent questions and concerns, making it easy to send direct messages to the registered nurse and medical assistant. They will respond within 48 hours. Click here to visit MyChart.
For more ways to contact us, click here.
What happens if I am not feeling well or have urgent concerns?
Answer: We have triage RNs available around the clock, 365 days a year, including holidays, to assist you. You can reach the triage RN by calling (321) 841-6444, using “0” for the operator.
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