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Cardiopulmonary Services

Dedicated to the Heart Health of Patients Ranging from Newborns to Adults

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Early action is the key to preventing and treating the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke. Newman Regional Health's Cardiopulmonary Services Department provides 24-hour testing and treatment for patients with heart and lung problems. Learn about common heart conditions in our patient education library.

Our cardiopulmonary services include:

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The cardiac specialists at our Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program help patients with heart disease recover faster and return to fuller productive lives. Cardiac rehabilitation includes exercise, education, counseling, and learning how to make healthy choices.

You can benefit from this program if you have had coronary bypass surgery, heart attack, stent placement, heart valve repair/replacement, or heart transplant. Our Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Learn more about cardiac conditions.

Class Times

The cardiac rehabilitation class meets three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at regularly scheduled class times that last approximately one hour. We offer morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate most schedules. The program lasts 6 to 12 weeks on average. Most insurance companies cover cardiac rehabilitation.

Ask your physician if this program is right for you or call the Cardiopulmonary Services Department at (620) 343-6800, ext. 1300 for information.

Cardiac Monitoring and Electroencephalograms (EEG)

An EEG (electroencephalogram) records the electrical activity of the brain. During an EEG, small metal discs are attached to the patient’s scalp with an adhesive. These electrodes pick up the electrical activity of the brain. An EEG test is totally painless and usually takes about 1 ½ hours.

An EEG is a diagnostic tool used to evaluate:

  • Seizure disorders / epilepsy
  • Metabolic disorders, such as liver disorders or kidney dysfunction
  • Stroke
  • Infections of the central nervous system
  • Degenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease
  • Head trauma
  • Headaches
  • Brain tumors
  • Brain death

Sleep Studies

Our Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our sleep specialists and physicians identify and treat sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea , snoring, insomnia, and others. Learn more about our sleep medicine center.

Respiratory Care

Respiratory therapists work to evaluate, treat, and care for people with breathing disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma.

They perform procedures that provide both diagnosis and treatment.


  • Assessing a person’s overall cardiopulmonary condition, including medical history; learning needs; and physical, social, and nutritional status
  • Obtaining and analyzing sputum and breath specimens. They also take blood specimens and analyze them to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases.
  • Interpreting the data obtained from these specimens
  • Measuring the capacity of a person’s lungs to determine if there is impaired function


  • Operating and maintaining various types of equipment to administer oxygen or to assist with breathing
  • Using mechanical ventilation for treating those who cannot breathe adequately on their own
  • Monitoring and managing therapy that will help a patient recover lung function
  • Administering medications in aerosol form to help alleviate breathing problems and to help prevent respiratory infections
  • Monitoring equipment and patient responses to therapy
  • Maintaining a patient’s artificial airway, one that may be in place to help the patient who can’t breathe through normal means


Cardiopulmonary Department
Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 1300

Newman Regional Health
1201 W. 12th Avenue
Emporia, Kansas 66801


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Newman Regional Health (Hospital)
1201 W. 12th Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801
Phone: (620) 343-6800
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W. 12th Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801