Cardiopulmonary Services involves both the heart and the lungs. Proper functioning is essential for a human being to survive. Mason District Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Department is staffed with Respiratory Therapists who maintain certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Our services include but are not limited to:
CPAP Clinic – The CPAP clinic is available on Tuesdays every week for patients that need downloads from their machines, have questions about their CPAP therapy, or need new supplies. Our respiratory therapists work together with the company, First Choice, to provide this service to patients.
Nebulizer Treatments – Inhalation therapy with medicine to be administered directly to the lungs. Commonly used for treatment of COPD, (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease); asthma; cystic fibrosis; and other respiratory diseases.
PFT’s (Pulmonary Function Testing) – Test to evaluate how well your lungs can work. The tests can diagnose lung diseases, measure to the severity of lung functions and problems. Also can check to see how well treatment for lung disease is working.
EKGs (Electrocardiogram) – An electrical tracing to the heart. It helps the physician to measure and diagnose abnormal rhythms of the heart.
Holter Monitoring – A recording device that the patient wears home and records your heart rhythms for 24 to 48 hours. Helps the physician diagnose abnormal heart rhythms that an EKG might not capture.
Event Monitoring – A device the patient wears home for at least 2 weeks or up to 30 days. A recording device that records their heart activity when events occur that may not be captured on an EKG.
Stress Testing (Exercise Stress) – Is used to gather information about how well your heart works during physical activity.
24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring – 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring is a monitor that you wear for 24 hours that takes your blood pressure at specified times. This test allows your physician to see how your blood pressure fluctuates in a 24 hour period and what causes your blood pressure to be elevated or lowered.
For more information, contact the Cardiopulmonary Department at (309) 543-8160.