Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic Services
To determine the state of your heart and the condition of your cardiovascular system, our cardiologists and cardiopulmonary technologists may administer several kinds of diagnostic procedures. All cardiopulmonary procedures are performed within the main hospital facility. Patient registration is located on the north side of the main hospital facility.
Some of the tests offered at Crestwood Medical Center are described below:
- Pulmonary Function Test is a series of tests that measure lung function. The tests provide information about the amount of air that a person’s lungs can hold, and how effectively the lungs work. The test can be used to diagnose respiratory conditions including asthma.
- Stress Test is a noninvasive procedure performed on a treadmill to help diagnose heart disease. More extensive studies are combined with radioisotopes.
- Echocardiogram is a test in which ultrasound is used to examine the heart, which provides the doctor with important information about the size of the chambers of the heart and the pumping function of the heart.
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram allows the cardiologist to view the internal structures of the heart and the heart’s major vessels. This test will help the doctor evaluate the patient’s cardiac condition related to any congenital defects, heart valve disease or heart muscle disease.
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) records, on graph paper, the electrical impulses traveling through the heart. The purpose is to evaluate the heart’s function, to determine the presence of abnormal electrical impulses and to detect heart damage.