The Cardiopulmonary and Neurology Department at Midland Memorial Hospital offers a wide variety of services to help diagnose and treat specific disease processes. The most commonly diagnosed and treated disease processes consist of those dealing with the lungs, heart and nervous system.
The department is primarily staffed by respiratory therapists who specialize in aiding patients with the relief of symptoms relating to certain ailments. Respiratory therapists are found in every aspect of patient care and treat patients at every stage of life.
We have several different areas of expertise and different methods to help. The following is just a small sample of what is offered:
Initiation, maintenance, and monitoring of the machines used to assist in breathing
Small Volume Nebulizer (SVN)
Used to deliver medication directly to the lungs and ease shortness of breath
Arterial Blood Gas (ABG)
A diagnostic blood test to determine the proper functioning of the lungs and kidneys
A non-invasive method to measure the oxygen in your blood
Machines used to help maintain a proper airway and help aid in maintaining oxygen levels, primarily during sleep
Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
A diagnostic test to measure the working level and disease process of the lungs
A diagnostic test to measure the electrical activity of the brain
Nerve Conduction Velocity/Electromyogram (NCV/EMG)
Diagnostic tests to measure the electrical activity of the nerves and muscles
An overnight sleep study used to diagnose sleep disturbances
A test to measure the electrical activity of the heart
To learn more about our cardiology or neurology services, please call (432) 221-1623.