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Sky Lakes Klamath Heart Clinic-Cardiology

Phone: (541) 884-6233

If your primary care physician thinks you could have a problem with your heart or its blood vessels, he or she may refer you to a cardiologist. These specialists diagnose and treat all types of heart disease and heart-related conditions.

For instance, people see cardiologists for things such as heart failure and serious heart rhythm problems. These doctors also treat coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects and heart attack. Symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath or dizzy spells may call for a visit to a cardiologist.

Cardiologists are not surgeons, however, they do perform procedures that require small incisions, such as angioplasty to open a blocked artery in the heart or cardiac catheterization to diagnose and treat certain heart conditions. Cardiologists also insert pacemakers.