Speak with your cardiologist
Make sure your cardiologist has the full story about how angina affects your life
It helps your cardiologist to know about the symptoms you are having and about any activities you have limited or given up. Share how you are feeling and what impact your angina has on you physically and emotionally.
Your cardiologist needs to know how you feel
It is important to share how you are feeling so you and your cardiologist can make the best choices about your treatment. Do your best to give your cardiologist a full picture of how you live with angina.
Tell your cardiologist about your work and activities
If you have limited your work or activities because of angina, make sure your cardiologist knows. When you share information, it is easier for your cardiologist to find the treatment that is right for you.
Make the most of your appointment
Prepare for your visit so you have everything you and your cardiologist need. That way, you can get all of your questions answered. Keep track of the details of your angina to help your cardiologist understand where angina is interrupting your life. Click on the box below to download the Angina Symptom Tracker, and start tracking your angina.
You and your cardiologist are a team
Your cardiologist has a lot of information about living better with angina. When you have a trusting relationship with your cardiologist, it helps you get the treatment and support you need. Be honest and open. It will help you make the best decisions together about your healthcare.
Your cardiologist will choose treatments for you that match your treatment goals and lifestyle needs. There are many treatments to choose from. Never be afraid to ask if there is anything else that can be done or if there are choices that might be better for you.
Take an active role in managing your angina. It can help you feel more in control and improve your outlook. It can also help you get the best treatment plan for you. Remember—you have the right to ask questions about your healthcare.