Cardio Pulmonary Suite
The Cardio-Pulmonary Suite provides patients with a variety of non-invasive testing, including:
Cardiac Stress Testing
The Cardiac Stress Testing Suite has two rooms for taking care of patients undergoing cardiac stress testing. Stress testing can be performed using either a treadmill or pharmaceuticals if a patient is unable to walk on a treadmill. A partnership with the Nuclear Medicine and Cardiac Ultrasound departments enables imaging of the heart before and after stress testing. Stress test data is stored digitally on the GE MUSE System.
Pulmonary Function Testing
A full Pulmonary Function room that includes metabolic testing is available. Pulmonary function tests measure oxygen volumes and flows, and how well oxygen diffuses into the blood. The same test can be performed measuring metabolic capacities while a patient is at rest and with exercise.
The Electrocardiogram (ECG) Suite is used to perform ECGs and manage the ECGs of patients throughout Providence Regional and our partner hospitals. The tests use the GE MUSE System to manage the data. Both ECG and stress test data can be viewed remotely by community physicians.
Neurodiagnostics Electroencephalography (EEG)
Two rooms in the suite are dedicated to Neurodiagnostics. A full service of EEG, Evoked Potentials (EP), Long-Term EEG and Video Telemetry are available to help diagnose areas of the brain that may be linked to epileptic seizures. This data is stored digitally and can be remotely viewed by neurology staff.
Cardiac Ultrasound Echocardiogram (Echo)
Two of the suite's rooms are set up to perform Cardiac Ultrasound (Echo). These tests capture images of the heart that cardiologists use to help diagnose many cardiac problems. The images are stored in a CardioPacs system which allows clinicians and cardiologists to view the images and report on the tests at reading stations throughout the hospital. The department also has mobile capabilities to perform these tests throughout the hospital and to perform Transesophageal Echoes (TEEs) with cardiologists in the Endoscopy Lab.