ETMC Henderson cardiopulmonary services

Helping East Texans regain strength and independence

Outpatient cardiac and pulmonary services at ETMC Henderson help you return to your daily life with the necessary tools to manage your condition. Physicians, registered nurses and therapists work together to create an individualized plan with the appropriate level of care for you.

Cardiac services at ETMC Henderson

Our cardiovascular program includes highly trained cardiologists, a range of diagnostic tools and a popular program of cardiac rehabilitation.

Heart clinics

Fellowship-trained cardiologists from Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants see patients during heart clinics held in Henderson on Wednesdays. Using the latest imaging tools, research and therapies, they detect and treat heart problems right here in Henderson.

For an appointment at our cardiology clinic, please call 903-595-5514. Medicaid, Medicare and most insurance plans are accepted.

Diagnostic imaging

In addition to CT scans, MRIs and X-rays, ETMC Henderson also provides other cardiovascular tests for the purpose of identifying heart problems or diseases.

These include

  • calcium scoring, a noninvasive test to determine buildup of plaque in arteries
  • cardiac stress testing, which uses nuclear medicine to check for blockages in the coronary arteries during physical activity
  • echocardiograms, which rely on ultrasound technology to create standard two-dimensional, three-dimensional and Doppler images of the heart
  • electrocardiograms, also called EKGs or ECGs, which involve the use of electrodes to check for problems with the electrical activity of the heart, such as heart rhythm disorders like arrhythmias
  • Holter monitor, a small, battery-powered device that is worn for 24 hours to measure your heart rate, rhythm and function during your normal daily activities
  • Lexiscan, a form of cardiac stress testing that uses a drug instead of exercise to increase heart rate so that physicians can check for arterial blockages

Cardiovascular rehabilitation

ETMC Henderson has a strong program of cardiac rehabilitation designed for individuals who are recovering from cardiac surgery or who have conditions such as hypertension, angina, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure or heart attack.

Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that provides you with the tools necessary to increase your strength and stamina and reduce your risk of having another heart event.

To learn more, please call 903-655-3681.

Pulmonary services at ETMC Henderson

Our pulmonary program consists of detection, treatment and rehabilitative care with the goal of improving quality of life for people with conditions that may cause shortness of breath. A staff of licensed respiratory therapists is trained to help people with lung problems on an emergency, outpatient or inpatient basis.

To learn more about pulmonary services at ETMC Henderson, please call 903-655-3681.

Pulmonary function tests

A noninvasive way to assess how well your lungs work, pulmonary function tests measure how much air your lungs can hold, how quickly you can move air in and out and how well your lungs take in oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from your blood. These tests can diagnose the existence and severity of lung diseases and indicate how well lung treatments may be working.

Spirometry is one of the most common pulmonary function tests at ETMC Henderson. Performed on an outpatient basis in the doctor’s office, it is used to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing.

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Our pulmonary rehabilitation works to improve the quality of life for people with COPD, lung resection, restrictive diseases and other conditions that may cause shortness of breath. Through education, breathing retraining, medication, oxygen, bronchial hygiene, adaptive equipment and monitored exercise, physicians and therapists work together to help you maintain a healthier and more productive lifestyle.

To learn more about pulmonary rehabilitation at ETMC Henderson, please call 903-655-3681.

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