We offer a comprehensive range of cardiopulmonary services at ETMC Athens, including diagnostic testing and inpatient care as well as inpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Our staff works to provide a level of care that is unequaled, and we are accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Our pulmonary care includes:
Our cardiac program includes a wide range of testing including:
EKG - This test is utilized to determine if heart disease is present by making electrical recordings of heart function in order to detect irregularities.
Stress Test - A stress test may be utilized once heart disease is detected. It monitors the heart's function and helps to pinpoint areas where blockage may be occuring.
Holter Monitor - The Holter Monitor allows a more extensive EKG. It is attached to a patient and records heart activity for a 24-hour period. The patient does not remain in the hospital during this time but is asked to keep a record of activities during the period for comparison to the EKG readings.
In addition to other testing, we also provide non-invasive cardiac testing. As part of our effort to assure the quality of the service we provide, our Non-Invasive Lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories.
Services in our Non-Invasive Lab include:
We also offer a cardiac cath lab, a powerful diagnostic tool. By passing a catheter (a thin flexible tube) into the right or left side of the heart, a cardiologist can obtain critical diagnostic information. Cardiac catheterization can determine pressure and blood flow in the heart's chambers, collect blood samples, and examine the arteries by x-ray fluoroscopy. The cath procedure provides immediate visualization of the X-ray images on a screen as well as a permanent record of the procedure for later comparison.