A cardiologist knows next-to-nothing about
diagnosing Lupus -- so ignore him saying that. You need to find one by referral or reputation, I doubt the best ones are on staff at a local hospital.
And no doctor should be yelling at a patient, or even talking forcefully enough to make you feel that way. Besides, I bet you didn't decide to call him, the nurses did. Drop this guy like a hot potato, but do find another to check you out.
You need to press on with Drs until you find the source of the problem and get it remedied. If not a cardiologist, go back to a rheumy.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
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