Respiratory Services from Valley Health
Respiratory Care in Virginia & West Virginia
Just as your lungs and airways are an integral part of your body’s
functioning, our respiratory and cardiopulmonary services are essential
to the care at each and every one of our Valley Health locations. Whether
in the OR, the neonatal intensive care unit, the emergency department
or other departments, our Valley Health experts constantly provide respiratory
care and assist patients with their problems. Our respiratory therapists
routinely treat patients suffering from asthma, emphysema, bronchitis,
viral infections, pneumonia, neonatal problems, lung tumors, TB, and more.
We provide the following diagnostic tests:
- Arterial Blood Gas
- Cardiac Stress Test
- Cardiolite Stress Test
- Event Monitor
- Holter Monitor
- King of Hearts Monitor
- Methacholine Challenge
- Persantine Cardiolite Stress Test
- Pulmonary Function Test
Valley Health is also known for our commitment to bettering our communities
through educational programs, symposiums, and more.
Blue Ridge Symposium
One of the ways we educate the medical community and other professionals
about respiratory and cardiopulmonary issues is through our annual seminar,
The Blue Ridge Symposium. This seminar covers a wide range of respiratory
and cardiopulmonary topics through lectures and breakout labs led by different
speakers and respected medical professionals.
One of the services we provide in order to treat asthma is called Bronchial
Thermoplasty. In this procedure, we deliver heat to the airway walls in
the lungs. The heat limits the muscles’ ability to constrict the
airways. This treatment is for patients diagnosed with severe persistent
asthma that is not well-controlled by inhaled corticosteroids or long-acting
beta agnostics. In addition, this treatment is only for patients over
the age of 18 and not for patients who have electronic implants, problems
taking certain medicines or previous Bronchial Thermoplasty treatments.
Quality Health Care Since 1903. Valley Health.
For over 100 years, Valley Health hospitals have grown and fine-tuned their
services to best meet the needs of patients throughout Virginia, West
Virginia, and surrounding communities. We are dedicated to the health
and wellness of our patients and to providing quality respiratory and