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Making Your Evaluation Appointment
When considering if a heart valve procedure is right for you, the first step is to have an evaluation of your medical condition by our heart team in our Valve Clinic. Valve Clinic is held on Mondays with limited appointments on Wednesdays of every week. Please contact our offices at 212-342-0444 to schedule an appointment.
After your evaluation appointment has been scheduled, it is ideal we receive certain medical records in advance (outlined below). Sending this information to us prior to your evaluation will reduce the time you spend with us, and potentially the need for additional testing.
- A summary of your medical records from your referring physician.
- Images on CD or DVD of your most recent ECHOCARDIOGRAM (transthoracic or transesophageal) within the past year. If you have not had an echocardiogram within the past year, it is not necessary to have one prior to your appointment.
- Images on a CD or DVD from a CT SCAN (computed tomography) of your chest/abdomen/pelvis within the past year. If you have not had a CT scan within the past year, it is not necessary to have one prior to your appointment.
- Images on CD or DVD of your most recent cardiac catheterization, or at any point during your lifetime. If you have not had a cardiac catheterization, it is not necessary to have one prior to your appointment.
Please send images and reports, via a mail service that will allow you to track the package, to:
Clinical Coordination Team
Heart Valve Center
Columbia University Medical Center
177 Fort Washington Avenue
5th Floor, Room 5C-501
New York, NY 10032