Jackson Hole Cardiopulmonary Services
Heart & Lung Health
Your heart and lungs play a vital role in your body and keeping them both
in good shape is key to living a long, comfortable life. The cardiopulmonary
department at St. John’s Medical Center is dedicated to improving
patients’ lives with high quality heart and lung health screening,
treatments, and rehabilitation programs.
The cardiopulmonary department is staffed with dedicated therapists experienced
in all aspects of cardiopulmonary diagnostics and rehabilitation. We provide
both inpatient and outpatient services to our community.
- Our services include:
– After a heart attack or cardiac event, patients are often recommended for
cardiac rehab in which they work with medical professionals to create
a supervised healthy diet and exercise routine and get their heart back
Cardiac Stress Testing – These tests are often used to diagnose heart disease. There are several
types of stress tests, but all of them assess the heart’s fitness,
including how much stress it can handle until it starts to act abnormally.
Electrocardiograms (ECG) – This is a heart test that measures electrical activity in the
heart. These readings help to diagnose chest pain, irregular heartbeats,
and heart disease.
Electroencephalograms (EEG) –This is used to record electrical activity in the brain, and is
often used to review brain damage from a stroke.
Holter Monitoring – A holter monitor is a portable ECG that is attached to the patient’s
chest through electrodes for a day or two. Patients go home and continue
their daily routine while wearing the device which records irregular activity
in the heart. After the test the doctor reviews the results.
Pulse Oximetry – A pulse oximeter is a small device that attaches to your finger
and measures the oxygen in your blood without using a needle. When oxygen
levels are low, doctors can better plan out appropriate treatment
Pulmonary Function Testing – This is a simple test that evaluates your lung capacity and the body’s
ability to transfer oxygen to blood.
Respiratory Medication – We supply patients in need with respiratory medication to treat lung disease
and other issues as necessary.
For more on St. John’s heart health services, visit our
cardiology department. A doctor’s referral may be required for certain services.
Outpatient services do require a physician order and may be scheduled by