Anyone with a family history of heart disease or cardiac issues should see a cardiologist. In this video, Suzanne Steinbaum, DO, author of Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart Healthy Life and Bottom Line’s “At the Heart of It All” blog, explains how to choose the right heart specialist for you. The main thing, she explains, is to choose a cardiologist with the correct subspecialty for your particular issue. It is important to have a partnership with your doctor, so you’ll want to find a cardiologist who shares your philosophy regarding strategies for treatment. In addition, you may want to take gender into account when making this choice—a female doctor may be more in touch with women’s heart health issues.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum is a cardiologist, author and spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign. She has devoted her career to treating heart disease through early detection, education and prevention. For more great tips from Dr. Steinbaum, check out her other videos and Bottom Line blog, At The Heart Of It All.

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