Our commitment to the community.
The Cardiopulmonary Department is committed to ensuring that anyone who has lung or heart problems can receive the help they need close to home. Our respiratory therapists educate, treat, and help diagnose people suffering from lung or heart problems, including asthma. With our new outpatient rehabilitation programs, patients can receive specialized, medically supervised cardiac or pulmonary rehab right here at home.
Tests and services.
Many tests can be done at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. The results from these tests can help medical providers better diagnose and treat heart or lung problems. A provider’s referral is required. The tests available include:
- Spirometry test—the first and most commonly done Pulmonary Function Test. The Spirometry test determines how much air your lungs can hold and how quickly you can move air in and out.
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)—test checks for problems with electrical activity in heart.
- Six minute walk Pulse-ox evaluations—simple test measures oxygen level in blood during six minute walk.
- Pulse-ox evaluation for sleep apnea—done overnight as an inpatient or outpatient.
- Holter monitor services—used to check heart rhythm over period of time.
Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) test—measures acidity and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in blood coming from arteries.
In addition we offer specialized outpatient rehabilitation programs in:
- Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation – a medically supervised program for persons who have been diagnosed with heart disease (including stable angina or heart failure), or those who have had a heart procedure or heart surgery (including coronary artery bypass graft, angioplasty with or without stenting, heart valve replacement or repair, pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation, or heart transplant). The program generally consists of 36 sessions over 12 weeks. Patients need a doctor’s referral to participate in Cardiac Rehabilitation.
- Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation – a medically supervised program for persons with chronic lung disease. The program typically consists of 36 sessions over 12 weeks. Patients need a doctor’s referral to participate in Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Contact us today.
Cardiopulmonary Services: 304-799-7400 ext. 1310
Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation: 304-799-7400 ext. 1054
American Association of Respiratory Care: https://www.aarc.org/
National Board of Respiratory Care: https://www.nbrc.org/
American Society of Exercise Physiologists: https://www.asep.org/