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Cardiopulmonary Services

Heart and lung treatments

HRRMC Cardiopulmonary Services in Salida, Colorado.

Cardiopulmonary services are designed to help the heart and lungs perform their jobs at maximum efficiency.

The HRRMC Cardiopulmonary Department is open for outpatients daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a cardiology technician/respiratory therapist on call 24/7 for emergencies and inpatients. We use cutting-edge scanning and diagnostic tools to find out exactly how a patient’s system is functioning, and then create an appropriate treatment plan if necessary.

Our knowledgeable staff members help patients manage heart and lung disease through supervised exercise programs and education services. Individuals who have recently suffered a heart attack or required heart surgery can greatly benefit from cardiopulmonary services.

Call (719) 530-2396 to schedule an appointment

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
On-call 24/7

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Cardiology services

HRRMC’s state-of-the-art facility is equipped with advanced technology that gives doctors a clear picture of a patient’s condition.

Our cardiology diagnostic tools include:

  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs) - Scans for abnormal heart rates and sudden changes in heart rhythms.
  • Cardiac Stress Tests - Another form of EKG where a patient performs light exercise on a treadmill while the doctor monitors stress on the heart.
  • Echocardiogram - An ultrasound of the heart that evaluates heart valves, blood flow, and circulation; also shows if the heart has become enlarged as a result of a heart attack or smoking.
  • Stress Echocardiogram - An echocardiogram taken after light treadmill exercise used to diagnose the cause of pain or shortness of breath.
  • Heart monitors - A monitor patients can wear outside of the hospital that records heart rate and helps doctors find the cause of chest pain or shortness of breath.

Once a problem is diagnosed, a physician may recommend you attend our Cardiac Rehab program. Here you will have help creating diet and exercises that address your specific condition.

Pulmonary services

When a patient’s ability to breathe is hampered, their entire quality of life suffers. Our pulmonary therapists administer tests and treatments to help the lungs recover.

  • Pulmonary Function Tests- Measures the lung capacity of asthma patients, smokers, and patients suffering shortness of breath. Tests may include lung volume and diffusion tests, which measure how much oxygen is absorbed by the lungs.
  • Routine Nebulizer Treatments- Used for patients with asthma or emphysema, this treatment dilates the bronchial tubes so more oxygen can reach the lungs.
  • Croup Tents- Vaporizers that envelop the patient in oxygen and mist to treat croup, bronchitis, or pneumonia.
  • Mist Treatments- Administered to patients with pneumonia, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchial hygiene, cystic fibrosis, and patients recovering from surgery. Loosens secretions and helps the patient breathe easier.

Other treatments for lung disease include enrollment in our Pulmonary Rehab Program or working with a respiratory therapist.

Sleep studies

HRRMC offers diagnostic sleep studies in two cozy sleep labs located in our Cardiopulmonary Department. To learn more, click here.

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