Services

Cardiopulmonary Department

(309) 836-1538, Located on the first floor of MDH.

The Cardiopulmonary department provides accurate diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with disorders of the cardiac, pulmonary and vascular systems. We treat patients of all ages and needs, tailoring the procedure and education to meet the needs of each patient. Cardiopulmonary services are provided by highly trained and credentialed specialists in the field of Cardiopulmonary and Vascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, for the well-being of our community.

Description of Service:

  • Treats inpatients and outpatients of all ages and abilities, tailoring the procedure and education to meet the needs of the patient.
  • Patient, family and public education is provided
  • Diagnostic activities include: tests and studies of the cardiac, pulmonary and peripheral vascular systems, acquiring physiologic data, and performing Polysomnography (Sleep) studies.
  • Therapy includes: the application and monitoring of physiologic gases (excluding anesthetic gases), mechanical ventilator support, artificial airway care, bronchial hygiene, and administration of aerosolized pharmacological agents related to respiratory care procedures.

Types and Ages of Patients:

  • Patients of all ages
  • The diagnosis includes:
    • acute respiratory failure, acute cardiac events, evaluation of cardiac status, acute peripheral vascular events, evaluation of chronic peripheral vascular insufficiency, obstructive sleep apnea
    • exacerbation of chronic respiratory diseases such as; asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis,
    • acute respiratory illnesses such as, pneumonia and croup
    • Other such related diagnoses

     

The Cardiopulmonary Department has attained recognition after an extensive review for their commitment to quality diagnostic testing. The Cardiopulmonary Department is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). The department is also accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).

The Cardiopulmonary Department has maintained both of these accreditations since 1999, with a full review every three years.