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Cardiopulmonary Services

Breathe Easier with Help from Our Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services

mch cardiopulmonary servicesThe Cardiopulmonary Department at Medical Center Hospital provides a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for both inpatient and outpatient care. Cardiopulmonary Services include:

  • Cardiopulmonary Testing (ABG, PFT, EKG, and EEG)
  • Sleep Diagnostics
  • Lung Disease Education
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Respiratory Care Services

Respiratory Therapy

Patients diagnosed with asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), angina, coronary artery disease, heart attack, and other conditions benefit from a respiratory therapist's care. Cardiopulmonary Services include a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic services to patients with heart and lung disorders. Respiratory Care Practitioners or Respiratory Therapists deliver medications and other therapies to patients, thus improving the patient’s ease of breathing. MCH Registered Respiratory Therapists focus on educating you and your family on what to expect during and after testing, including the community resources available to help you cope with your condition.

MCH Respiratory Therapists are important members of the health care team. They work under the medical direction of physicians to treat patients ranging from premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to elderly people with lung disease. They provide temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma or emphysema, as well as emergency care to patients who are victims of a heart attack or stroke.

Your respiratory therapist will:

  • Assist in diagnosing lung and breathing disorders
  • Assess and recommend evidenced-based treatments for these disorders
  • Communicate effectively with physicians and other members of the healthcare team
  • Operate state of the art equipment to diagnose and treat specific lung diseases
  • Educate patients and families about lung disease and proper disease management in the home

For more information on Cardiopulmonary Services at MCH, please call (432) 640-1235.

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