Heart and Lung Screening
Our Cardiopulmonary Department offers personalized and convenient care for patients with the full spectrum of diagnostic equipment. Our professionally trained staff consists of registered respiratory therapists, cardiac sonographers and polysomnographers. Each patient will receive an individualized plan of care geared towards health management skills to promote a healthier lifestyle. The staff of the Cardiopulmonary Department understands that education plays a crucial role in a patient’s recovery and is dedicated to improving the health of our patients. Our services include:
- 12-lead EKGs (electrocardiograms)
- 24-hour Blood Pressure and 24 or 48-hour Holter Monitoring
- Asthma Education Classes
- Cardiac Event monitoring
- Cardiac Stress Tests
- Electroencephalograms (EEGs)
- Pulmonary Function Studies
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
- Sleep Disorder Studies
- Tobacco cessation consults/classes
Sleep Disorders Studies...Helping You Get a Good Night’s Rest
What is a sleep study?
Sleep studies help physicians determine if you have sleep disorders. Our sleep study starts in a comfortable bedroom with Sleep Number® beds. It is a relaxing and soothing environment. A painless, computerized recording device will be connected to you and the diagnostic equipment. The computerized recording will monitor your sleep pattern, heart activity, breathing, and muscle movements during sleep. You will be under observation of the Sleep Technician for a full night’s sleep. After the study is complete, your referring physician will review the results and advise appropriate treatment including mask fitting and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adjustments. Each patient will receive an individualized education plan from the Sleep Technicians.
What are the symptoms of sleep disorders?
Sleep disorders are disruptive to personal and work life, and they can seriously compromise a person’s health. Symptoms of sleep disorders include snoring, morning headaches, excessive daytime sleepiness and unusual or too much movement during sleep. Sleep disorders are diagnosed by linking deep sleep with symptoms.
What are the types of sleep disorders?
The most common sleep disorders are:
- Sleep Apnea - Sleep apnea is when you have one or more breathing pauses during sleep. Breathing pauses may last from seconds to minutes. When breathing pauses occur, it may affect crucial oxygen levels. It may prevent the person from entering deep sleep.
- Narcolepsy - These are “sleep attacks” that can not be resisted. They occur in unusual and improper situations despite a full night’s sleep.
- Nocturnal Myoclonus (Restless Leg Syndrome) - Nocturnal myoclonus are unpleasant sensations in your legs. There is an uncontrollable urge to move your legs during sleep which can be mistaken for insomnia.
Do you need a physician referral to participate?
If you experience symptoms of sleep disorders, make an appointment with your doctor for a consultation. If a sleep study is appropriate for you, a prescription will be faxed to the Cardiopulmonary Department at Longmont United Hospital. The scheduling coordinator will call you to set up an appointment. The Sleep Lab Director is a Board Certified Pulmonary Physician. The Director works with referring physicians to determine medical necessity, review the sleep study results, and recommend appropriate treatment.
7:30 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Sunday – Saturday
Please call 303.651.5126 to schedule an appointment or ask any question.
It is our goal to help you live a healthier lifestyle with better sleep.
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Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program...Breathe Easy, Feel Better
Are you a candidate for Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
You are a candidate if you have a documented lung disease, such as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma or any other pulmonary condition. Pulmonary rehabilitation can help you in these ways:
- Increase muscle strength
- Improve mental outlook
- Enhance respiratory function
- Expand coping skills
- Incorporate exercise into daily life
How to get started?
Make an appointment with your physician to get a prescription. A prescription is required to participate in this program. Once you have the prescription, contact the Cardiopulmonary Department at 303.651.5123 to set your first appointment.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
In your first visit, we will evaluate your pulmonary condition. This will include assessing your exercise endurance. We will create your personalized treatment program based on the evaluation. The next three phases of the program include education, safe exercise, and maintenance. Please call the Cardiopulmonary Department with any questions regarding the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at 303.651.5123.
Location, Telephone, Hours
Exercise classes are offered Monday thru Friday at various times for one hour each.
Evaluation and education classes are held in the Cardiopulmonary Department. Exercise classes are held in the Health Ambitions Gym. Contact the Cardiopulmonary Educator with any questions at 303.651.5123.
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