Tuesday, December 15, 2009

When To Get A Cardiology Consult

Z, walking down the hall minding his own business.

Gastroenterologist: Hey Z, I've got a quick consult for you.

Z: Okay

GI: I've got a 95 year old patient from a nursing home here for a PEG placement. Her troponin level is elevated. Her primary care doctor says it is only a troponin leak. Do you think the anesthesiologist for her case will want a Cardiology consult?

Z: Yes

GI: I thought so. Thanks.

Z, thinking "Duh."

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