(207) 487-4000 / TTY 487-4590
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Cardiopulmonary Services

Our team of qualified respiratory therapists offers a variety of services for both inpatient and outpatient needs. We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of cardiac abnormalities and pulmonary diseases, like asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and more.

SVH Respiratory works with medical staff in all aspects of airway management, including non-invasive and mechanical ventilation, nebulizers, oxygen delivery, and all modes of airway hygiene for your inpatient stay.

Our outpatient services include:
  • 24 and 48 hour Holter Monitors and Scanning - to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias
  • Pulmonary Function Studies - to diagnose lung function
  • Stress Tests - to diagnose cardiac abnormalities
  • Exercise Stress Test - use of treadmill for testing (medication available for patients who are unable to walk for any length of time)
  • Nuclear Stress Test - treadmill used in conjunction with nuclear scanning
  • Echocardiogram Stress Test - treadmill used in conjunction with ultrasound
  • Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test - a non-invasive exam used to diagnose peripheral arterial disease that can lead to heart attack and stroke
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation - an education program that emphasizes breathing retraining with physical reconditioning, pacing, and how to manage your daily activities without becoming exhausted. Ask your primary care provider for a referral, and we will do the rest.
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling - offered to both inpatients and outpatients
  • Better Breathers Support Group - offered by SVH staff for patients and families learning to live with chronic respiratory issues.

For more information about any of our services, please call 487.4082; for help scheduling an appointment, please call 207.487.4040.