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Cardiology and pulmonary services at Norton King’s Daughters’ Health work together as a single department. This provides patients easy access to both heart and lung services in one location. We call it Cardiopulmonary services. Our team provides a wide range of heart and pulmonary procedures, including:

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • EKG
  • Stress testing
    • Graded exercise
    • Nuclear stress
    • Pharmacological nuclear stress
    • Stress echo
  • Cardiac ultrasonography (ultrasound)
    • Transesophageal echo
    • 2-D/M mode
    • Doppler
    • Color flow
  • Ambulatory cardiac monitoring
    • Holter monitoring
    • EEG (brain wave test)
    • Vascular testing (carotid testing, lower and upper venous imaging, lower and upper arterial testing)

All diagnostic procedures are performed by teams members who are certified and registered through CCI or ARDMS. The vascular lab at Norton King’s Daughters’ Health is nationally accredited through the ICAVL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories).

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiac and pulmonary rehab services are based on exercise, education and social support. In most cases, insurance/Medicare will cover the early phases of the rehabilitation program. Benefits of cardiopulmonary rehab include:

  • Improved quality of life.
  • Improved physical function.
  • Lower risk of death.
  • Decreased risk of depression.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

These patients include those who have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, valve replacement or angioplasty, heart transplant recipients, those with chronic heart failure and those with PVD (peripheral vascular disease). Programs are developed to meet each patient’s specific needs. Many patients choose to continue cardiac rehabilitation after completing their initial program. To learn more about options and costs, talk with one of the rehabilitation therapists.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation often includes patients with asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer. Programs are specifically designed for each individual patient, based upon medical condition and goals. Please let us know if we can answer any questions.

Heart and Vascular Institute

Every year, more than 137,000 people in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Heart & Vascular Institute specialists for their heart and vascular care. That’s more than any other health care provider.

  • Norton Healthcare’s adult-service hospitals in Louisville all have received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). This is the seventh consecutive accreditation for all four hospitals, which ensures quality for the treatment of heart attack.
  • Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Hospital all are recognized as having ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI accreditation.
  • Norton Healthcare has the most facilities across the city of Louisville with the ability treat a life-threatening heart attack.
  • You have access to more than 100 physicians and advanced practice providers with specialized training and experience in a comprehensive range of conditions and treatments.
  • Patients can make appointments at 28 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Telecardiology is offered at more than 30 sites in the region.
  • Norton Audubon Hospital, a key location for Norton Heart & Vascular Institute services, has been recognized with a HeartCare Center National Distinction of Excellence year after year by the American College of Cardiology. This is the only hospital in Louisville to be recognized for this distinction.
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 Best Hospitals ranked Norton Healthcare’s adult-service hospitals in Louisville as high performing in heart attack, heart failure, aortic valve surgery and heart bypass surgery.
  • Norton Audubon Hospital earned ventricular assist device (VAD) accreditation from DNV – Healthcare and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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