RMCHCS’s cardiopulmonary services department offers a comprehensive range of services in one location that includes respiratory and pulmonary diagnosis and care, cardiology services, cardiac rehabilitation and a sleep laboratory. The cardiopulmonary department is located on the second floor of this hospital.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that helps improve the health and well-being of people who have heart problems. Rehab programs include exercise training, education on heart healthy living, and counseling to reduce stress and help patients return to an active live. For an appointment, call RMCHCS at 505-863-6862.
Board certified cardiologists are on-site Tuesdays and Thursdays and offer inpatient and outpatient cardiology consultations and follow-up care. Cardiology services, such as cardiac stress testing, nuclear stress testing, EKG, Holter monitoring and neurodiagnostic EEG or brainwave studies are also available. Cardiology services are provided by Cardiac Care Consultants who offer a continuum of care for patients who are transferred to Albuquerque for a higher level of care. For more information or to make an appointment, call 505.863.7301.
Pediatric Cardiology Services
Children with heart problems are seen by a pediatric cardiologist by referral from the child's primary care provider.
RMCHCS' pulmonary provider works with patients suffering from chronic respiratory disease to reduce symptoms, decrease disability, increase participation in physical and social activities, and improve the overall quality of life. Pulmonary function testing is used to assess a patient's lung functioning.
The respiratory therapy department provides diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to assist providers in diagnosing and treating pulmonary disorders. Licensed respiratory therapists work with patients who have trouble breathing; for example, from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema. They conduct tests to measure lung function and educate patients on how to manage asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder as well as other breathing disorders. RMCHCS' respiratory therapists work closely with the cardiology, pulmonology and sleep medicine providers to provide optimum services for patients. On staff is a certified neonatal pediatric respiratory specialist who is accredited by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.
Respiratory therapists provide smoking cessation information and intervention for patients who use tobacco or who have used tobacco within the last 12 months.
Sleep Disorder Center
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