Cardiology/Pulmonary Care at GEMCH
Patients suffering from chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, shortness of
breath, or other similar symptoms often require care from trained cardiologists
and pulmonologists. At Greater El Monte Community Hospital (GEMCH), our
skilled team uses state-of-the-art equipment to test, diagnose, and treat
a wide variety of heart and lung related conditions. We are American Heart
In order to determine how well your lungs and heart are functioning, our
highly skilled physicians provide a range of proven tests. The goal of
these tests is to determine the level of function and to stabilize, slow,
or even reverse the effects and progression of pulmonary or cardiovascular disease.
We offer the following cardiology/pulmonary services:
EEG: This test, also known as an electroencephalogram, detects abnormalities
that are related to the electrical activity of the brain.
EKG: This test, also known as an electrocardiogram, detects abnormalities that
are related to the electrical activity of the heart.
Echos: This test can be thought of as a heart ultrasound, taking moving pictures
of the heart with sound waves. This test is non-invasive.
Stress Test: This test often includes riding a stationary bike or walking on a treadmill
while blood pressure, breathing, and heart rhythm are monitored.
Pulmonary Function Test: This refers to a wide range of tests that measure the effectiveness of
the lungs in inhaling and exhaling air, and how well they transfer oxygen
to the blood.
Bronchoscopy: This is a test which enables your doctor to examine your airways through
use of an instrument called a bronchoscope, which reaches into your lungs.
Arterial Blood Gases: Measuring the acidity and levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the
blood from artery to evaluate the lung functions of ventilation and gas exchange.
24 Hours Holter Monitor: Recording 24 hours EKG activity for in-patients and out-patients. In
addition to diagnostic testing, Cardiopulmonary department in GEM also
provide various cardiology and respiratory treatments such as Cardioversion,
oxygen therapy, aerosol with bronchodilator treatment, mechanical ventilation
with ventilator and BIPAP machine, airway management, tracheostomy tube
management, chest physiotherapy (CPT).