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Cardiopulmonary Services

Anderson Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Department provides a broad range of trusted inpatient and outpatient cardiology and respiratory care services, including diagnostic testing and treatment. Our team of medical professionals is dedicated to providing excellent care for patients who are dealing with heart and lung problems. Additionally, we have a Cardiopulmonary Rehab Center to help patients improve their health and overall quality of life.

Heart Health Tests

Cardiology Services

Our team of experienced cardiologists utilizes the latest technology to accurately diagnose a range of cardiovascular conditions, including arrhythmia, high blood pressure, valve disease, heart failure, and other heart problems. We routinely perform the following heart health tests at our hospital in Maryville, Ill.:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG): An electrocardiogram, commonly referred to as an EKG or ECG, is a diagnostic test that records the heart's electrical activity on a strip of moving paper. It is one of the first tests used to diagnose heart disease; however, a normal EKG doesn't guarantee that the heart and coronary arteries are completely healthy. 

  • Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to capture moving images of the heart. It is commonly used to detect irregularities in the heart valves, the heart muscle, and the fluid-filled sac around the heart.
  • Holter monitoring: Holter monitoring is a continuous recording of your heart's electrical activity for 24 – 48 hours while you go about your daily routine. This diagnostic method is highly effective in identifying abnormal heart rhythms and determining if recurring symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, and palpitations are caused by irregular heart rhythms.
  • Stress test: A cardiac stress test is a medical procedure that allows your doctor to assess your heart for blockages or any other abnormalities. During the test, your doctor can determine how effectively your heart muscle is contracting and whether any parts of it are lacking blood supply while you exercise. If you're capable of walking, you'll be asked to walk on a treadmill during the test. However, if you're unable to walk on a treadmill, your doctor might prescribe a pharmacological stress test that involves medications like Lexiscan or Dobutamine. We also conduct stress tests using echocardiography images taken before and after walking on the treadmill.
Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Care Services

Breathing is an automatic, natural process for most people, but it can be challenging for those with breathing difficulties due to conditions such as asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis. Anderson Hospital's Cardiopulmonary Department provides both inpatient and outpatient respiratory care services to diagnose and treat breathing disorders. Staffed around the clock by registered and certified respiratory therapists and technicians, the department provides a broad range of services, including:

Respiratory Diagnostic Services

  • Blood gas analysis: An arterial blood gas (ABG) test measures the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood, and it is typically performed to evaluate the functionality of your lungs

  • Pulse oximetry: This is a non-invasive monitor that can determine whether your body is receiving sufficient oxygen by measuring the oxygen saturation of your blood
  • Sputum induction: Sputum induction is a medical procedure that collects a sample of mucus for laboratory testing
  • Peak flow measurement: This is a brief assessment to gauge your lung's ability to expel air quickly
  • Complete pulmonary function testing: This test is non-invasive and measures both the volume of air in your lungs and your ability to breathe in and out

Respiratory Treatment Services

  • Oxygen therapy, a treatment that provides you with extra oxygen to breathe in 
  • Aerosol therapy, which delivers medication to your lungs through a fine mist as you inhale
  • Inhalers, which deliver a premeasured dose of medicine into your lungs
  • Chest physical therapy (CPT) to loosen mucus in your lungs and allow you to cough productively
  • Incentive spirometry, a deep breathing exercise to prevent lung complications after surgery
  • Ventilator care to support the basic function of the lungs and temporarily assist a patient who is having trouble breathing*
  • *Note: Anderson Hospital provides patients with both invasive (mechanical) ventilation and non-invasive ventilation using a mask system.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Services

Cardiopulmonary Rehab Program

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a cardiac or pulmonary condition, the Health Management Center staff at Anderson Hospital is available to help you create a healthier lifestyle that will improve your well-being.

The cardiopulmonary rehabilitation team consists of registered nurses, exercise specialists, dietitians, and pharmacists. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is here to help you learn how to improve your health. Regular exercise can offer numerous benefits such as increased endurance, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduced stress, and weight management. To reap these benefits, it's important to attend regularly and follow the program as directed. Commitment to the program is crucial for achieving successful outcomes. We provide the following cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs in Maryville, Ill.:

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF): This program is designed to provide patients with the skills and motivation to self-manage the various aspects and complexities of heart failure. Our program offers supervised exercise, specifically focusing on proper techniques for aerobic exercise, strength training, and flexibility. Additionally, education is provided on important components of heart failure management including diet, medication, and monitoring for symptoms. The program is available for a low, monthly fee and participants meet three times per week for around an hour. The duration of the program is determined based on each participant's individual progress and is recommended by our team of physicians and staff. While insurance does not typically cover the cost of the program, we strive to make it as accessible as possible to those who need it.

Phase III Adult Supervised Exercise Program: This exercise program is designed for individuals who have a known cardiovascular disease or are at high risk for one. It is not monitored, but it is motivational and encourages safe and effective exercise through self-monitoring and proper techniques. Participants receive education on managing risk factors for heart disease or other cardiopulmonary complications. This program is self-pay and low-cost, as insurance does not cover it. It helps participants become confident in exercising without supervision, serving as a bridge to their health and fitness goals.

Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): This exercise program is designed for people who experience intermittent claudication due to PAD in their lower limbs. The program involves alternating periods of walking exercise and rest to enhance functional capacity, alleviate symptoms, and reduce overall risks. It is suggested that participants attend the program 3 times a week for 8-12 weeks to obtain the best possible results. Each session lasts about an hour, and Medicare and most insurance plans provide coverage for the program.

Contact the Cardiopulmonary Department

Anderson Hospital
6800 State Route 162
Maryville, Illinois 62062
Anderson Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehab
Anderson Hospital
6800 State Route 162
Maryville, Illinois 62062
Monday: 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
All physicians, physicians' assistants, and nurse practitioners providing services in this hospital are independent contractors or provide service under contract. They are not employees, agents, or servants of Anderson Hospital. These professionals are responsible for their own medical judgement, actions, and billing.
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