Cardiopulmonary Services

The word “cardio” refers to the heart and "pulmonary" refers to the lungs.  Together, J.C. Blair’s Cardiopulmonary Services staff performs procedures to diagnose and evaluate heart and lung disease and function and provide respiratory therapy treatments. Working closely with the J.C. Blair Cardiac Care Center and the J.C. Blair Sleep Care Center, the staff is comprised of licensed respiratory therapists, pulmonologists, polysomnographic technologists, a neurologist and cardiologists.  Services include:

  • Cardiac Cath Lab
  • EEG (brainwave studies)
  • Echocardiography
  • EKG (heart wave studies)
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
    • Pulse Oximetry
    • Neurological Testing
  • 24-hour Holter Monitoring
  • Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Sleep Studies
  • Arterial Blood Gas Testing
  • Aerosol Medication Treatments
  • Ventilator Management
  • Inpatient Smoking Cessation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Physician orders are required, except for lung screenings for smokers and those exposed to smoke who can receive free lung screenings the first Wednesday of each month from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, or by appointment.

Cardiac Rehab

Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically monitored exercise program designed for those who have had a recent heart illness or surgery/procedure. This program combines physical exercise with risk factor modification to help with recovery and strengthen your body.

Risk factors are those things that put you at high risk for having another cardiac event. High blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, and being overweight are all examples. It is important in this stage of rehab to control those risk factors that can be controlled. This plays a major role in the health of your heart and body, preventing future heart problems.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
More information about J.C. Blair's Cardiac Rehab Program

Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a 36-session program with three hourly sessions per week that is designed for those who experience a variety of lung conditions. The program includes education, exercise and psychosocial support. The goal is to improve breathing, physical strength, and mental health to live better with lung disease.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
More information about J.C. Blair's Pulmonary Rehab Program

Echocardiography

An echocardiogram, often refered to as an ECHO or cardiac ultrasound, is a sonogram of the heart. It allows doctors to see the heart beating, and to see many of the structures of the heart. A trained sonographer performs the test which is then interpreted by the cardiologist. A transducer (an instrument that transmits high-frequency sound waves) is placed on your ribs near the breast bone and is directed toward the heart.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructions for your Echocardiogram at J.C. Blair

Cardiopulmonary Services Credentials:

  • AACVPR accredited Cardiac Rehab
  • Fully accredited and licensed blood gas lab
  • Accreditation from CAP (College of American Pathologists)
  • Licensed by CMS(CLIA) and PA DOH
  • IAC accredited Echo Lab

Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cardiology Medical Director: Hany Shanoudy, M.D.
Pulmonology Medical Director: Robert Gillio, M.D.
CAP Accredited Blood Gas Lab Medical Director: Harry Kamerow, M.D.
Clinical Director: Craig Cloud, RRT, CPFT
Phone: (814) 643-8645