South Haven Health System’s cardiopulmonary service includes a wide array of diagnostic tests and treatments for cardiac and respiratory abnormalities for in-patients and out-patients.
The Cardiopulmonary department works with a wide variety of people with conditions like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, chest trauma, myocardial infarction (heart attack), and congestive heart failure. The staff also works with post-operative surgical patients.
Treatments and services include:
- oxygen therapy
- pulse oximetry
- incentive spirometry
- ventilator management
- Smoking cessation
- medication nebulizers
- pulmonary function testing
- intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB)
- percussion and postural drainage
- 24 & 48 hour holter monitoring
- stress testing
- sleep testing
The out-patient services are provided Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Services for in-patients and emergency room patients are available 24 hours every day.
Out-patient programs are available for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed specifically for a person recovering form a heart attack, heart surgery, or other heart problems. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed to assist people with lung disorders. Both programs involve exercises that will improve the persons strength and breathing to enable them to carry out daily tasks. People of virtually any age can benefit from a cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation program.
For more information, call the Cardiopulmonary Department at 269-637-5271 ext. 2205.