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Lung Health

Cardiopulmonary Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation

Difficulty breathing is something you will want to have checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. Southwest General Health Center offers a full range of respiratory and cardiopulmonary services for our patients. Whatever condition is responsible for your breathing impairment, our knowledgeable team will utilize their years of experience and the hospital’s state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat it.

Experienced Team of Cardiopulmonary Professionals

Many conditions affect the lungs and make it difficult to breathe. Our cardiopulmonary team has received extensive education and training on how to diagnose and treat a full range of respiratory issues.

Some of the lung and respiratory disorders we treat include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Lung tumors/lung cancer
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Chronic chest pain
  • Tobacco addiction

The cardiopulmonary team includes physicians, cardiac technicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other medical professionals that work together to create an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan for patients.

Cardiopulmonary Testing

One of the first steps in diagnosing a lung disorder is undergoing cardiopulmonary testing. These tests measure your lung and heart function to find abnormalities that indicate the cause of your difficulty breathing.

Your doctor may recommend any of the following cardiopulmonary tests to diagnose your condition:

  • Echocardiograms
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Arterial blood gas
  • Cardiac stress tests
  • Event monitors
  • Holter monitors
  • King of Hearts monitors
  • Pulmonary function tests

Most patients only require one or two tests for the doctor to make a diagnosis. The test recommended for you will depend on the symptoms of your condition and overall health status.

Helping the Community Breathe Easier

Southwest General Health Center serves the greater Cleveland area, including southwestern Cuyahoga, eastern Lorain and northern Medina counties. Our hospital is outfitted with advanced equipment and medical expertise rarely found in other medical centers. If you would like to learn more about our respiratory services, call the Health Connection line at 440-816-5050.