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Cardiopulmonary Department

The Cardiopulmonary Department at HSHS St. Francis Hospital provides a variety of inpatient and outpatient services.

Cardiac care

The cardiopulmonary team provides the following services:
  • Pulmonary function test (PFT)
  • Holter monitor (24 and 48 hours)
  • Event monitor (worn for 30 days)
  • Exercise stress test
Nuclear stress test (exercise and pharmacological)

Respiratory therapy

Respiratory therapists at St. Francis provide oxygen therapy, ventilator management and airway stabilization support services.

Sleep studies

Sleep disorders are a serious health concern, as the consequences of the related complications go far beyond missing sleep. St. Francis provides sleep studies to diagnose and treat disorders such as sleep apnea, a disorder experienced when breathing stops or gets very shallow while you are sleeping.

In addition to sleep apnea testing, the sleep lab can also perform the multiple sleep latency test, which is used to diagnose narcolepsy and the maintenance of wakefulness test which measures the ability to remain awake during events tending to cause drowsiness or sleep.

The sleep lab has two rooms with private bathrooms and showers and can accomodate patients as young as age six -- the only local hospital with this capability.

The sleep lab is open Sunday - Friday.  To schedule your appointment, please call (217) 324-8518. All patients must have a written referral from their physician.