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Second opinion FAQs
Below are some frequently asked questions about the second opinion process. Please note that the answers are not all-inclusive and may not be applicable for international requests.
Who can request a second opinion?
When can I request a second opinion?
Do I need to have anything prepared before requesting a second opinion?
Since all health records are obtained directly from your primary or referring care team, it is not required for you to provide those documents.
Is there a charge for a second opinion?
Will further testing (echocardiograms, ultrasounds, etc.) be required for the second opinion?
Sometimes we need updated tests or more clear images. If we do require more tests or images to deliver our opinion, we will connect with you to discuss the next steps needed to coordinate these tests at your local hospital, or to conduct these tests at our hospital (if preferred).
Will my primary cardiologist be offended that I’m requesting a second opinion?
Ultimately, it is your right to understand the specifics of your case and your options for treatment and management. We hope that a second opinion helps you feel more confident and empowered in your care decisions.