Heart & Lungs
Taking care of your heart and lungs is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your health.
812.933.5115 - Tests
812.933.5024 - Rehab
Our cardiopulmonary department combines two specialized areas: the heart and lungs. By working closely with your physician, our cardiopulmonary team, comprised of respiratory therapists, cardiac sonographers and nurses, can help diagnose heart conditions and lung disease or measure progress in disease treatment.
The cardiopulmonary department is conveniently located just inside the hospital’s main entrance. With a dedication to providing the highest quality of care and testing, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and ensure our staff receives ongoing education.
As an accredited member of The Christ Hospital Chest Pain Network, MMH partners with The Christ Hospital so patients have support to better manage heart disease. Click here to learn more about available support groups.
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Held each Tuesday at the Main Campus, our vascular screening determines an individual's risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, aortic aneurysm and peripheral artery disease. The 45-minute appointment includes an ultrasound of the arteries, an EKG, cholesterol screening, blood pressure check and more. Cost is $165. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 812.933.5602.
Types of Cardiopulmonary Tests
Our goal is to help you resume an active, productive life.
If you’ve experienced medical issues with your heart or lungs, our rehab programs can help you regain strength and reduce your risk of future problems. Our facility offers state-of-the-art equipment including treadmills, stationary bicycles, recumbent steppers, rowing machines and free weights.
Whereas cardiac rehab is designed to help you recover from heart conditions (such as a heart attack, coronary artery bypass, valve replacement or stent placement), pulmonary rehab is for people with chronic lung diseases like COPD, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The facility operates under the direction of a nurse and exercise specialist, with assistance from an overseeing medical director, social workers, dietitians and other health care professionals.
Physical activity is an important part of our programs as exercise can improve the function of your heart and lungs. If you’ve never exercised before, don’t worry. We will make sure your program is tailored to meet your needs and moves at a pace that is comfortable and safe for you.
During rehab, we’ll also educate you about such topics as weight loss, nutrition, smoking cessation, blood pressure, medications and pain/fatigue. Another benefit is the camaraderie. Many of our patients say they enjoy getting to know and work out with others who have gone through similar experiences they have.