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A red stethoscope arranged so that the tube looks like a heart

Respiratory


Through its Respiratory Department, Memorial Medical Center offers comprehensive diagnostic services for the heart and lungs to all ages both inpatient and outpatient utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.

Services available include:


Pulmonary Function Test: A Pulmonary Function Test is a series of breathing tests to diagnose lung issues such as asthma or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.)

Cardiac Stress Tests: Cardiac Stress Tests are used to identify and diagnose blockages in the heart vessels. Patients may be asked to walk on a treadmill while monitored or to have both a treadmill and nuclear medicine study.

Holter Monitors: Holter Monitors are devices worn anywhere from 24-168 hours. They are used to identify hearty rhythm issues.

Electroencephalogram (EEG): An EEG home study is a noninvasive test that measure and recovered the electrical activity of the brain by placing small electrodes on the patients scalp. This test is most commonly used to diagnose seizure disorders and are read by a neurologist.

Electrocardiogram (EKG): An EKG is a simple and noninvasive test that measures electrical activity of the heart muscle and helps diagnose heart abnormalities.

Sleep Studies: Study that is conducted at night while the patient sleeps to see what is happening with the brain and body. During a sleep study the brain waves, the oxygen level, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movements are recorded. It is used to detect sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, Narcolepsy, chronic insomnia and other disorders.

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