Cardiopulmonary Services

When it Comes to Matters of The Heart, You Can Count on Us

Despite increased awareness, advanced diagnostics and revolutionary treatments, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Our cardiopulmonary care team includes respiratory therapists, sonographers and technicians with advanced training in heart and lung care. We also team up with electroneurodiagnostic specialists to provide neurological testing and monitoring. We work closely with your doctor to communicate the details of your health and diagnosis. Our experts focus on educating you and your family on what to expect during and after testing, including the community resources available to help you cope with your condition.

The Cardiopulmonary Services department performs all routine respiratory therapy duties including ventilator care, arterial blood gas studies, pulmonary function testing, EEGs, EKGs, and cardiac stress testing. Respiratory therapists provide care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cardiopulmonary Services Include:

Respiratory Therapy

Most people take breathing for granted. It's an involuntary reflex. But for those who suffer with breathing problems, each breath is a major accomplishment. These people may be suffering from a chronic lung disease, or have acute problems, which can be reversed with respiratory treatments. Respiratory care practitioners are a vital part of Central Florida Regional Hospital’s health care team. They are on duty to respond to life saving emergencies, provide therapeutic treatments, diagnostic testing and ventilator care. Central Florida Regional Hospital’s therapists are all state licensed respiratory care practitioners.


A non-invasive diagnostic test of the function of the heart and its structure that is helpful in establishing a specific diagnosis and estimating the severity of various cardiac diseases.


An EKG is a safe and painless test that records electrical impulses normally produced by the heart. Your doctor may recommend an EKG for various reasons, including chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and irregular heartbeat.

Cardiac Stress Test

A cardiac stress test is an EKG performed while you are exercising to determine how your heart responds to physical stress.

Pulmonary Function Test

PFTs measure the health of your lungs, and enable your doctor to detect changes in respiratory function. Many causes of lung problems can be successfully treated when detected early.

Inpatient and Outpatient Respiratory Care

  • Pulmonary Function Testing Lab
  • Plethysmography via Body Box
  • Methacholine Challenge Testing
  • Nebulized Breathing Treatments
  • Oxygen Evaluation – Pulse Oximetry, Arterial Blood Gases

 Non-Invasive Cardiology Studies

  • EKG
  • Cardiac stress testing
  • Trans-thoracic echo
  • Trans-esophageal echo
  • Carotid ultrasound

 Neuro-Diagnostic Services

  • EEG
  • VEP
  • BAER

Physicians’ offices can order these tests or treatments by contacting our Outpatient Test & Treatment Scheduling Department at 1-888-894-2106.

Joe Khayat
Director of Cardiopulmonary Services
(407) 562-0991

Kevin Scanlon, M.D.
Medical Director

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