Cardiopulmonary Services in Bonham, TX

At TMC Bonham Hospital, cardiopulmonary professionals assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart and lungs. These include:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Emphysema
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Therapeutic and Diagnostic Procedures

The staff of respiratory therapists provides a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures for patients. Inpatient procedures we perform at TMC Bonham Hospital include:

  • Electrocardiogram – Records your heart’s electrical activity to help physicians diagnose if there is a problem with your heart.
  • Oxygen administration – Helps get the adequate amount of oxygen to your body while minimizing stress on the lungs.
  • BiPAP and CPAP therapy – These therapies use compressed air to open the upper airway during sleep. They are used as treatments for sleep apnea.
  • Bronchodilator therapy – Used for people who have lower than optimal airflow through the body, normally caused by asthma or COPD.
  • Arterial blood gas test – Measures the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood. This shows how well your lungs move oxygen from the air into your blood.
  • Secretion mobilization – Used to remove mucus and other fluids from your lungs and airway.
  • Oxygen therapy – Provides you with extra oxygen, or supplemental oxygen. You may need this if you have a condition that causes low blood oxygen, such as COPD or pneumonia.
  • Pre-op screening – Helps determine if a patient is healthy enough to safely undergo anesthesia and have surgery.
  • Pulmonary function tests – Minimally invasive tests used to check if your lungs are working properly. They check for how much air your lungs can hold, how well you move air in and out of your lungs, and how well oxygen is moved into your blood.
  • 24-hour Holter monitoring – A device that constantly monitors the rhythm of your heart for 24 hours. It helps physicians determine if you have a slow, fast or irregular heartbeat.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation – Helps patients with lung disease improve their lung function and thus improve their quality of life.