Cardiopulmonary and Sleep Lab Services
From a recent Sleep Lab patient:
“A sleep study was ordered for me and the VA was able to schedule the appointment at Daviess Community Hospital. Everyone was so nice from ED admitting to sleep lab. I was early for my evening appointment and the people from the lab invited to wait in their area and kept me company while I waited for the Sleep Lab technician. The technician was great and answered all my questions. It was easier than I thought to fall asleep while they did the study. I will definitely come back if I ever need any other medical care.” W. Partlow – Spencer, IN
Our Cardiopulmonary Department provides in and outpatient respiratory services, PFT, EKG, holter and patient event monitoring, EEG, occupational medicine fit testing, and a Sleep Disorders Center.
EMG testing is conducted at DCH Neurology by George Woodward, M.D, through DCH Neurology located at 1402 Grand Avenue, Washington, IN.
Scheduled for a sleep test at DCH? Click and open this brochure for some helpful information.
Sleep Lab Brochure
A stress echocardiogram combines an ultrasound of your heart and a stress test. The purpose of this test is to compare the images of the heart muscle before and after it is stressed. In a healthy heart, all areas of the heart pump harder during exercise. Abnormal movement of the heart could mean there is a blockage in the artery that supplies blood to the area which could have negative results.
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Treadmill or Nuclear Stress Test
A stress test is used to gather information about how well your heart works during physical activity. Because exercise makes your heart pump harder and faster than it does during most daily activities, an exercise stress test can reveal problems within your heart that may not be noticeable otherwise.
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A Calcium Heart Scan measures the amount of calcified (hardened) plaque inside your heart’s arteries. Calcified plaque can lead to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and appears years before the development of heart disease symptoms. The doctor will use the
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calcium score to calculate your future risk of coronary artery disease.