心肺 Services

星际娱乐app offers diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases, 包括肺气肿, chronic bronchitis and asthma, by highly trained and qualified cardio-pulmonary practitioners utilizing pulmonary function diagnostic equipment.

A respiratory care practitioner 访问s with each patient who has been diagnosed with a cardio-pulmonary disease to ensure understanding and treatment. Successful treatment begins quickly after diagnosis to prevent further progression of the disease.

It is imperative for a patient with a respiratory disorder to immediately quit smoking. In more than 99 percent of diagnosed respiratory disorder cases in patients who smoke, the cause of the disorder is smoking. Because the disease progresses quickly in patients who continue to smoke, it becomes extremely difficult to effectively treat patients.

For additional information on pulmonary diagnosis and disease, please call the 心肺 Department, at 979-241-5950.

即将到来的.

星际娱乐app offers diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases, 包括肺气肿, chronic bronchitis and asthma, by highly trained and qualified cardio-pulmonary practitioners utilizing pulmonary function diagnostic equipment.

A respiratory care practitioner 访问s with each patient who has been diagnosed with a cardio-pulmonary disease to ensure understanding and treatment. Successful treatment begins quickly after diagnosis to prevent further progression of the disease.

It is imperative for a patient with a respiratory disorder to immediately quit smoking. In more than 99 percent of diagnosed respiratory disorder cases in patients who smoke, the cause of the disorder is smoking. Because the disease progresses quickly in patients who continue to smoke, it becomes extremely difficult to effectively treat patients.

For additional information on pulmonary diagnosis and disease, please call the 心肺 Department, at 979-241-5950.

肺功能 Tests are a group of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and release air and how well they move gases, 比如氧气, from the atmosphere into the body’s circulation.

Pulmonary function tests are done to:

  • Diagnose certain types of lung disease (especially asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema)
  • Find the cause of shortness of breath
  • Measure whether exposure to contaminants at work affects lung function

It also can be done to:

  • Assess the effect of medication
  • Measure progress in disease treatment

霍尔特监控 is a technology that allows for continuous recording of the heart’s electrical activity while you go about your daily activities. This technology helps physicians diagnose abnormal heart rhythms and develop the most effective treatment plan.

An 超声心动图, often referred to in the medical community as a cardiac ECHO or simply an ECHO, is a sonogram of the heart (it is not abbreviated as ECG, which in medicine usually refers to an electrocardiogram). Also known as a cardiac ultrasound, it uses standard ultrasound techniques to image two-dimensional slices of the heart.

Echocardiography is used to diagnose cardiovascular diseases. In fact, it is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests for heart disease. It can provide a wealth of helpful information, including the size and shape of the heart, its pumping capacity and the location and extent of any damage to its tissues. It is especially useful for assessing diseases of the heart valves. It not only allows doctors to evaluate the heart valves, but it can detect abnormalities in the pattern of blood flow, such as the backward flow of blood through partly closed heart valves, 被称为反流. By assessing the motion of the heart wall, echocardiography can help detect the presence and assess the severity of coronary artery disease, as well as help determine whether any chest pain is related to heart disease. Echocardiography can also help detect hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The biggest advantage to echocardiography is that it is noninvasive (doesn’t involve breaking the skin or entering body cavities) and has no known risks or side effects.

压力测试 can be used to test for heart disease. Stress tests are tests performed by a doctor and/or trained technician to determine the amount of stress that your heart can manage before developing either an abnormal rhythm or evidence of ischemia (not enough blood flow to the heart muscle).

The most commonly performed stress test is the exercise stress test.

The most commonly performed stress test is the exercise stress test.

Your doctor uses the stress test to:

  • Determine if there is adequate blood flow to your heart during increasing levels of activity.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your heart medications to control angina and ischemia.
  • Determine the likelihood of having coronary heart disease and the need for further evaluation.
  • Check the effectiveness of procedures done to improve blood flow within the heart vessels in people with coronary heart disease.
  • Identify abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Help you develop a safe exercise program.

There are many different types of stress tests, including:

  • Treadmill stress test: As long as you can walk and have a normal ECG, this is normally the first stress test performed. You walk on a treadmill while being monitored to see how far you walk and if you develop chest pain or changes in your ECG that suggest that your heart is not getting enough blood.
  • 核压力试验: This test helps to determine which parts of the heart are healthy and function normally and which are not. A very small and harmless amount of radioactive substance, 叫铊, is injected into the patient. The doctor will use a special camera to identify the rays emitted from the substance within the body; this produces clear pictures of the heart tissue on a monitor. These pictures are done both at rest and after exercise. 使用这种技术, a less than normal amount of thallium will be seen in those areas of the heart that have a decreased blood supply.

Electrocardiogram (EKG) is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. With each beat, an electrical impulse (or “wave”) travels through the heart. This wave causes the muscle to squeeze and pump blood from the heart. A normal heartbeat on ECG will show the timing of the top and lower chambers.

The right and left atria or upper chambers make the first wave, called a P wave — following a flat line when the electrical impulse goes to the bottom chambers. The right and left bottom chambers or ventricles make the next wave called a QRS complex. 最后一波, 或T波, represents electrical recovery or return to a resting state for the ventricles.

An ECG gives two major kinds of information. 第一个, by measuring time intervals on the ECG, a doctor can determine how long the electrical wave takes to pass through the heart. Finding out how long a wave takes to travel from one part of the heart to the next shows if the electrical activity is normal or slow, 快还是不规律. 第二个, by measuring the amount of electrical activity passing through the heart muscle, a cardiologist may be able to find out if parts of the heart are too large or are overworked. There’s no pain or risk associated with having an electrocardiogram. When the ECG stickers are removed, there may be some minor discomfort.

睡眠研究 are tests that watch what happens to your body during sleep. The studies are done to find out what is causing your sleep problems. Sleep problems include:

  • Sleep apnea, which is when an adult regularly stops breathing during sleep for 10 seconds or longer. This may be caused by blocked airflow during sleep, such as from narrowed airways. Or it may be caused by a problem with how the brain signals the breathing muscles to work.
  • Problems staying awake, such as narcolepsy.
  • Problems with nighttime behaviors, such as sleepwalking, night terrors, or bed-wetting.
  • Problems sleeping at night (insomnia). This may be caused by stress, depression, hunger, physical discomfort, or other problem.
  • Problems sleeping during the day because you work at night or do rotating shift work. This sleep problem is called shift work sleep disorder.
  • Conditions such as periodic limb movement disorder, which is repeated muscle twitching of the feet, arms or legs during sleep.

Sleep studies can also determine whether you have a problem with your stages of sleep. The two stages of sleep are non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM). Normally, NREM and REM alternate 4 to 5 times during a night’s sleep. A change in this cycle may make it hard for you to sleep soundly.

Visit our Sleep Study page here.