Cardiopulmonary & Respiratory Services
Breathe easier with care from Winchester Medical Center
Every department in every hospital—from the infant ICU to operation
rooms to surgery rooms to the ER—utilizes cardiopulmonary services,
including respiratory services. These services ensure patients are breathing
with ease and stability, which is foundational to all forms of treatment.
Our cardiopulmonary / respiratory team at Winchester Medical Center focuses
on providing state of the art care and support. Our staff includes therapists
who help manage symptoms and offer continuing support.
We provide care for patients facing such breathing conditions, lung diseases,
and respiratory diseases as:
- Tumors of the lung
Advanced Diagnostic Testing Services
We provide a wide range of diagnostic tests to detect and assess cardiovascular,
respiratory, and pulmonary diseases and conditions. These tests enable
healthy heart and lung function.
Our suite of cardiopulmonary and respiratory diagnostic services includes:
- Arterial blood gas
- Bronchial thermoplasty
- Cardiac stress tests
- Cardiolite stress tests
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Holter monitor
- Event monitor
- King of Hearts monitor
- Methacholine challenge
- Pulmonary function test
- Persantine cardiolite stress test
Cardiopulmonary / Respiratory Rehabilitation
Our rehabilitation center for patients with heart / lung conditions emphasizes
education and doctor-prescribed physical exercise plans. Our goal is to
provide patients with the resources they need to manage their symptoms
and to maximize their physical and psychological abilities while coping
with a heart or lung condition.
The program progresses through several stages, beginning with a complete
evaluation of the patient’s individual needs and status. From there,
we build a program specific to the patient’s needs, with the goal
of strengthening their functional capacity. Our doctors prescribe individual
exercise plans for patients. Each plan is closely supervised by our expert
team of nurses, respiratory therapists, physiologists, and cardiac technicians.
In addition to individualized rehabilitative care plans, we also provide
educational classes that give patients the opportunity to learn more about
the effects of their condition, what causes it, and how to manage life
day to day. Our staff includes dietitians and pharmacists who provide
instruction about nutrition and how medications affect your body and condition.
The goal of our program is to see each patient “graduate”
and independently manage his or her own health and fitness plan.
We have provided rehabilitation services for patients who have been diagnosed
with the following, among other conditions:
- Heart attacks
- Bypass surgeries / valve repairs
- Artery stents
- Heart transplant
- Chronic / severe chest pain
- Interstitial lung disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
To learn more about this medically supervised exercise and education program
for those who have a heart condition and/or lung disease,
click here, or call 540-536-8188.