Cardiopulmonary

The Cardiopulmonary Department provides respiratory therapy and cardiovascular services to both inpatients and outpatients.

Respiratory therapists and technologists, through the use of education and clinical skills, assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart and lungs. Procedures performed by the Respiratory Care staff include electrocardiograms, arterial blood gases, mechanical ventilation, oxygen therapy, bronchiodilator therapy, chest physiotherapy, incentive spirometry, pulse oximetry, pulmonary function studies, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and other respiratory-related procedures.

Cardiovascular technologists perform arterial and venous vascular studies, carotid artery Doppler ultrasound studies, two-dimensional echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, stress tests, and transesophageal ultrasound studies.