Cardiac Preoperative Clearance

Cardiac Preoperative Clearance

Before undergoing any surgical procedure with Capitol Cardiology Associates, especially those that involve anesthesia and potential stress on the cardiovascular system, patients often undergo a thorough evaluation known as cardiac preoperative clearance. This crucial step in the medical journey is meant to assess the patient's cardiovascular health, identify potential risks, and optimize their condition to ensure a safe surgical experience and promote better postoperative outcomes.

Highlighting the Importance of Preoperative Clearance

The significance of cardiac preoperative clearance cannot be overstated, particularly for individuals with known cardiovascular conditions or risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, or a history of heart disease. Surgery and anesthesia can impose significant stress on the heart and circulatory system, making it essential for healthcare providers to evaluate and mitigate potential risks beforehand. Even in health, safety comes first.

Components of Cardiac Preoperative Clearance

The process typically begins with a comprehensive review of the patient's medical history. This includes details about any previous heart-related issues, current medications, allergies, lifestyle factors, and family history of cardiovascular diseases.
Next, the nurse or physician will perform a physical examination to assess the patient's overall health status. Vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and signs of heart murmurs or other abnormalities are carefully evaluated.
Depending on the patient's risk profile and the type of surgery planned, various cardiac tests may be ordered. These can include electrocardiography (ECG or EKG), echocardiography, stress tests, and cardiac catheterization for more detailed assessment if necessary. Based on the information gathered from medical history, physical examination, and cardiac tests, the patient's risk of experiencing cardiac complications during or after surgery is assessed. Factors such as the type of surgery, anesthesia used, and the patient's overall health status contribute to this risk assessment.

What if Issues or Risks are Uncovered?

If any cardiac issues or risk factors are identified during the preoperative evaluation, interventions are initiated to optimize the patient's cardiovascular health. This may involve medication adjustments, lifestyle modifications, or procedures such as coronary artery stenting or angioplasty to improve blood flow to the heart.
The findings of the cardiac preoperative clearance are communicated effectively with the patient as well as with the other healthcare professionals involved in the patient's care. This ensures a coordinated approach, with everyone aware of the patient's cardiac status and prepared to provide appropriate monitoring and interventions during the perioperative period.

Cardiac Preoperative Clearance
Cardiac Preoperative Clearance

Cardiac Preoperative Clearance is Key

Ensuring that patients are in optimal cardiovascular condition before surgery enhances overall patient safety and satisfaction. By identifying and addressing potential cardiac issues before surgery, the risk of perioperative complications such as heart attacks, arrhythmias, or heart failure is significantly reduced. 
Patients who undergo thorough cardiac preoperative clearance and optimization tend to experience better postoperative outcomes, including shorter hospital stays, reduced need for intensive care, and lower rates of cardiovascular events.

Consult with a Professional Today

If you have any questions or concerns regarding an upcoming procedure or your general heart health, then call Capitol Cardiology Associates to consult with a member of our team. We are happy to schedule a face-to-face meeting or in-person consultation for as soon as possible.

Review of Exceptional Healthcare Services

Jose Mendoza

My experience with the Capitol Cardiology Associates office was outstanding. From the time I initially talked to Dr Shetty on the phone to the moment I checked out. I had a very pleasant encounter with the front desk personnel. The staff is kind, gentle and informative. Pamela was very efficient, skilled and smart.  Took time to explain the procedure and broke it down in easy terms. I recommend this group with no reservations to whoever needs a cardiologist.

Bobbie Shockley

Even the office was excited busy, the staff remains super courteous and respectful. Dr. Shetty and his students were kind and efficient. Check out is a breeze. Those with disabilities were treated with great respect. I feel well cared for here at Capitol  Cardiology.

Isatu Sesay

Dr Raj Shetty. I wanted to thank you so so much, my blood pressure is normal now praise God.All because of you, my physician cannot get it in control then he Reffered me to you. I thank God and you because it’s all in control now. May God continue to bless your hand , you are so patient.

Jeanette McQueen

I had an excellent experience at Capitol Cardiology Associates. From the moment I walked into the suite everyone was friendly and courteous. When I was taken in the back the Medical Assistant was very professional and made me feel comfortable. My Cardiologist, Dr. Venugopal, had an excellent bedside manner and reassured me that all was okay. The checkout receptionist was very helpful as well. She made sure I had all the documents I needed and provided a copy to my primary care physician. Well done guys!??

Kuron Rice

On my first visit to Capitol Cardiology Associates, the staff were punctual, professional & friendly.  I enjoyed every aspect of the visit. The lady who checks you in has high energy & is very fun. My nurse was very nice as well. But my doctor, Dr. Foushee was attentive to symptoms & asked lots of question to find out the problem & it's source. For top notch service visit Capitol Cardiology Associates!!!

Bonnie Moreland

Everyone that I had contact with in the office were so pleasant. I feel Claire, PA listened to me about my concerns. She assured me that tests will be done and we'll figure out what's going on and that I'll be feeling better soon.

James Churchill

This was my first visit to a specialist, Dr. Venugopal. While the appointment took time to get, I was greeted promptly, the staff treated me well both coming in and leaving and the doctor is one of the finest I've encountered. Not only was he informative, his professional demeanor was complemented by a a humor that matched my own, a talent not always found in potentially serious situations. I would highly recommend!

J D McCall

Dr. Forrester is very professional, competent, thorough and caring. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable & attentive.The staff are very kind, professional & attentive as well. Overall excellent place to go.

Yvonne Martinez Vega

I have had positive experience with the staff of Capital Cardiology. They are courteous, professional and efficient. Dr. Clarence Findley is fabulous. He takes his time explaining , asking questions etc. Not something one sees now a days.

Rhonda McNair

I really was sick not knowing just how sick. My PC referred me to Dr. Clarence Fendly with only three visits two office and one hospital I am great. I thank God for him. He explained everything to me where I could understand,  but he's gone now, and I am going to miss him. I feel sorry for all on this side of the earth that never had the opportunity to get his help. Where ever he's moved on to someone will be blessed. Thanks Dr. Fendley. Rhonda McNair