The cardiopulmonary staff provides treatment, education, and support to patients. Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners, also known as Respiratory Therapists (RTs), and Registered Nurses (RNs) are key members of the cardiopulmonary team here at PVHC. Under the direction of physicians, they will evaluate and care for patients with heart and lung disorders. The interventions provided at PVHC by our cardiopulmonary team are both therapeutic and diagnostic.
- Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
- 12-lead Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
- Holter Monitoring
- Cardiac Event Monitoring
- Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Overnight Pulse Oximetry
- Cardiac Stress Testing
Inpatient Services (may also include some outpatient services)
- Oxygen Therapy
- Incentive Spirometry
- Heated High-Flow Oxygen Therapy
- Aerosol Treatments
- Chest Physiotherapy
- Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV aka CPAP or Bi-level)
- Mechanical Ventilation (Invasive)
- Smoking Cessation Education
Cardiac rehab to help your heart heal
If you’ve had a heart attack, bypass surgery or another serious heart issue, you may benefit from outpatient cardiac rehabilitation at Powell Valley Healthcare. Cardiac rehab may help you safely return to your activities while reducing your risk for future heart problems.
Program participants exercise in our outpatient facility, using treadmills and other workout equipment. And the exercise is performed under the supervision of a trained Respiratory Therapist or Registered Nurse.