Dr. Umesh Patel, MD FACC
Louisiana Heart Center
39 Starbrush Circle,
Covington, LA 70433.
Please download new patient forms from www.laheart.org before your visit.
Forward the questionnaires and release of medical information forms.
Forward any cardiovascular tests done in past three years and labs done in past year.
Write a list of symptoms and frequency in approximate date order.
Record blood pressure and heart rate while laying down, sitting and standing 3 to 5 minutes apart on a good day, as well as on a symptomatic day. Check in the same arm every time. Do not check in both arms, or over analyze the readings!
Read The Dysautonomia Project’s Understanding Autonomic Nervous System Disorders Book by Dr. Charles Thompson & Kelly Freeman (left side for patients, right side for doctors).
UMESH A. PATEL, MD FACC