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Cardiopulmonary & Respiratory Services

Breathe Easier with Care from Your Local West Virginia Hospital

Cardiopulmonary services, which includes respiratory services, are a vital part of every department in a hospital. Their care ensures that patients are able to breathe freely and easily, forming the foundation of any treatment they receive. It is necessary everywhere from the neonatal intensive care unit to the operating room to the emergency department to the medical surgery unit.

At War Memorial Hospital, our cardiopulmonary services provide for patients with a wide range of breathing issues, including asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, lung tumors, tuberculosis, and all other diseases of the lungs and respiratory system. Our therapists provide ongoing support as well, equipping patients to lead long and healthy lives by managing their symptoms.

Our comprehensive suite of diagnostic testing includes:

  • Arterial Blood Gas
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Event Monitor
  • Holter Monitor
  • Pulmonary Function Test

Our Virginia hospital also hosts a seminar called the Blue Ridge Symposium in order to provide better information about respiratory care to medical professionals all over the country.

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

War Memorial Hospital offers an education and exercise program specifically designed for patients with heart or lung issues. Our program offers medical evaluation, personalized physician-prescribed exercise and classes aimed to help patients of all ages optimize their physical, psychological and social capabilities while managing their conditions independently.

Patients in our rehabilitation program have diagnoses like:

  • Heart Attacks
  • Bypass Surgery / Valve Repair
  • Artery Stents
  • Heart Transplant
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Chest Pain
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • ...and more.

To learn more about this medically supervised exercise and education program for those who have a heart condition and/or lung disease, click here, or call 304-258-6577.