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    Why do I need to see a Cardiologist before my Orthopaedic surgery?

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    I am having Knee Replacement surgery, my surgeon requested me to see a Cardiologist before it, why do I need to see a Cardiologist?
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    You will need to book an appointment with a Cardiologist prior to your Pre-operative appointment. It is protocol for anyone 50 years of age and older is to be reviewed by a cardiologist. This helps to diagnose risky undiagnosed cardiac problems (if any) or the cardiologist gives you ‘clearance’ for surgery.

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