What is a Cardiologist?

What is a Cardiologist?

A cardiologist is a specialized doctor who focuses on everything related to the heart. They focus on the heart itself and the blood vessels connected to it.

If someone has issues like irregular heartbeats or dealing with high blood pressure, a cardiologist steps in. They use their skills and special tools to figure out what’s going on and how to improve it.

What does a Cardiologist Do?

A cardiologist is a health expert who treats heart issues like chest pain, high blood pressure, and more. They can also help with heart valves and blood vessels.

Here’s what they do: 

  • Tests: They use tests like electrocardiograms and echocardiograms to find out what’s wrong.
  • Diagnosis: With the test results, they figure out the problem and decide what to do.
  • Treatment: They might give you medicine, help you exercise better, or do procedures.

Sharing Important Details with Your Cardiologist

  • Checkup: They examine you and discuss your symptoms and health history.
  • Family History: Tell them about any heart issues in your family.
  • Key Info: Share your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels.
  • Lifestyle: Tell them about your exercise, diet, smoking, and medications.

What Diseases do Cardiologists Treat or Help Prevent?

Cardiologists are experts in understanding and preventing heart diseases. They skillfully manage and treat a variety of conditions.  Below are a few of the most common: 

  • Chest Pain: Figuring out why your heart hurts and giving solutions.
  • High Blood Pressure: Managing the pressure so your heart stays in good shape.
  • Heart Failure: Stepping in when your heart needs extra help to pump.
  • Heart Valves: Fixing issues with the gates in your heart that control blood flow.
  • Blood Vessels: Opening up blockages for better blood flow.

When Should I See a Cardiologist

If you’re facing heart or blood vessel issues requiring specialized attention, your primary care provider might send you to a cardiologist. Feeling chest pain, dizziness, or struggling to breathe? A cardiologist is the expert to consult.

Our Cardiology Providers

Robert Garr, DO

Robert Garr, DO

Cardiology

    Our Cardiology Location

    Franklin County Specialty Clinic
    64 N 1st E, Preston, ID 83263
    Second Floor, Suite 200
    Hours:
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    (208) 852-3662

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