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:

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

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

Our Location

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital
1225 Warm Springs Ave.
Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-2290

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