Respiratory Services

If you require diagnosis or treatment for a respiratory disease, Chicot Memorial Medical Center offers in-house respiratory services utilizing the latest medical equipment. Conditions that we help diagnose and treat include:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic coughing or wheezing
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Heart rhythm abnormalities
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sleep apnea

A referral from your physician is required for all respiratory tests and treatments, including:

  • Pulmonary function testing (PFT), where a physician measures how well a patient’s lungs take in and release air and helps show whether lung abnormalities are present
  • Arterial blood gas analysis (ABG), to accurately monitor patients with suspected hypoxia or elevated PCO2
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG), which records the electrical activity of the patient’s heart, allowing a physician to detect any abnormalities in the patient’s heart rhythm
  • Breathing treatments (nebulizer, metered dose inhaler)
  • Respiratory therapy

If your doctor recommends respiratory services to help diagnose or treat your medical condition, or you would like more information on preparing for a respiratory test, contact Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village, Arkansas today at (870) 265-9231.