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Cardiopulmonary and Sleep Lab Services

Cardiopulmonary and Sleep Lab Services

Respiratory, Cardio & Sleep Disorder Treatment in Daviess County

The Daviess Community Hospital cardiopulmonary and sleep laboratory provides patients with a convenient one-stop location for cardio, respiratory, and sleep disorder treatments. We house these services in one facility in order to more efficiently address the underlying causes and symptoms of sleep disorders, which are often related to conditions that affect the heart and lungs. Regardless of whether or not you have a sleep disorder, any patient dealing with a respiratory or heart condition may benefit from these services.

Lab services include:

  • Outpatient respiratory services
  • Pulmonary function tests (PFT)
  • Holter and patient event monitoring
  • Electroencephalogram tests (EEG)
  • Sleep disorder tests
  • Occupational medicine fit testing
  • And more

Sleep Lab Services

The most efficient way to diagnose a sleep disorder is to perform an overnight sleep study. During this study, you will stay overnight in a comfortable, private room designed to help you relax. A few devices will be attached to you during this test so that our team can monitor vital signs. These attachments are completely painless and do not require the use of needles or injections.

If you are having trouble sleeping, you may be skeptical about your ability to sleep in a strange environment with devices attached to your skin. Rest assured, thousands of people with conditions similar to yours undergo these tests and have a surprisingly easy time falling asleep for the test. These tests do not work unless the patient feels comfortable enough to rest, which is why all the monitoring equipment is as noninvasive as possible. Most patients eventually forget they even have it attached.

“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

To learn more about our sleep lab and services, be sure to check out the Sleep Lab Brochure.

Additional Services

In addition to the sleep studies and services listed above, we also offer the following tests and procedures:

  • Electromyogram (EMG) – This test is used to measure and record electrical activity in the muscles. If you have recently felt unexplained fatigue and weakness in the muscles, an EMG can be an important test for diagnosing the cause. EMG testing is conducted at DCH Neurology by George Woodward, M.D, through DCH Neurology located at 1402 Grand Avenue, Washington, IN.
  • Echocardiogram - 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. Click here for more information regarding the Stress Echocardiogram.
  • 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. Click here for more information regarding the Treadmill or Nuclear Stress Test.
  • Calcium Scoring - 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 calcium score to calculate your future risk of coronary artery disease. Click here for more information regarding the Calcium Heart Scan.

For more information about the cardiopulmonary and sleep lab, contact Valerie Roark at 812-254-8883 or by email: vroark@dchosp.org.