Windsor Regional Hospital offers comprehensive heart and pulmonary testing in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. These tests are performed by highly trained staff and allow us to diagnose patients with asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia as well as other cardiopulmonary disorders.
RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
Hours of Operation:
- Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
- 1st Floor, Met Campus
- 4th Floor, Ouellette Campus
WHAT TESTS ARE OFFERED AT WRH?
Stress testing allows the physician to asses the patient's cardiac status during physical activity. Patients are monitored while walking on a treadmill for 5 to 15 minutes. A physician must be present during testing. Patients should be wearing pants and shoes before leaving their room for the stress test.
Echocardiography is an ultrasound examination of the heart. Patients are transported to the department for this testing. Exams on critically ill patients are done at their bedside. Patients are done by order of priority. Please inform us if your patient's condition changes and the exam becomes urgent.
EKG also known as ECG, electrocardiogram, 12-lead is a recording of the heart's rhythm. This test is done at the patient's bedside.
Pulmonary Function Testing allows the physician to assess the capacity and function of the patient's lungs. This aids in the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive and restrictive lung disease.
Inhaled bronchodilators should be held for 4 hours before testing. Testing is done in the Pulmonary Function Lab. Only partial tests can be done at the bedside.
Manager, Diagnostic Imaging
519-254-5577, ext. 52333
Director, Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiopulmonary, EEG and PFT
519-254-5577 ext. 52444