We strive to exceed your expectations.
Dr. Sussman, Dr. Olabiyi, and the Staff of Cardiopulmonary welcome you.
Department hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Department phone: (207)521-2522
- American Association of Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Certified Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab classes
- Stress Testing – Two Day Nuclear Perfusion Stress Test Instructions and Stress Testing Instructions
- Pacemaker/Device Clinic
- Ambulatory Holter Monitoring
- Ambulatory Blood Pressure monitoring
- Long Term Cardiac Monitoring
- Tilt Table Testing
CARDIAC REHAB CLASSES:
- One of the best therapies for patients with the diagnosis of angina, heart failure, heart attack, cardiac stent placement, and heart surgery
- Provides a welcoming environment, laughter and support
- Provides monitored exercise and education tailored to your needs
Completion of a Cardiac Rehab program can offer you:
- An improved quality of life
- A reduction in anxiety and depression
- A lowered risk of future cardiac events
- Improved strength and stamina
- Knowledge of skills to manage stress
PULMONARY REHAB CLASSES:
- One of the best therapies for individuals with lung problems such as COPD
- Provides support, a welcoming environment and laughter
- Provides a physical activity plan and education tailored to your needs
Completion of a Pulmonary Rehab program can assist you to:
- Have an improved quality of life
- Function better in your daily life
- Reduce hospital admission
- Decrease symptoms and better manage anxiety and depression
- Understand medications and oxygen therapy
Contact your primary care provider and request you be referred to Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Houlton Regional Hospital, or call (207)521-2522 with any questions.
Stress testing at Houlton Regional is performed by Dr.T Sussman and Dr. S. Olabiyi.
A physician’s order is required.
A stress test can show how well your heart works during physical activity. It can also determine if there appears to be a lack of blood supply through the arteries that go to the heart.
3 types of stress tests are offered at Houlton Regional Hospital:
- Nuclear walking stress test. Schedule through Radiology at (207)521-2225
- Nuclear pharmacological (non-walking stress test). Schedule through Radiology at (207)521-2225
- Graded stress test (non-nuclear walking stress test). Schedule through Cardiopulmonary Services at (207)521-2522
The Houlton Regional Hospital Pacemaker/Device clinic, under the direct supervision of Dr.T. Sussman provides device interrogation/checks to patients following implantation of cardiac pacemakers, biventricular pacemakers, implanted cardiac defibrillators and implanted loop recorders.
The frequency of the device check is dependent on the type and age of the device, recommendations from the cardiologist and /or the request of the primary care physician.
Clinic visits are by appointment- Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 11:00 am.
Please contact the clinic at (207)521-2522 for more information.
AMBULATORY HOLTER MONITORING
Placement of a Holter monitor requires a physician’s order. Appointments are scheduled through Cardiopulmonary Services (207)521-2522
A Holter monitor is a portable device with 5 wires that attach to your chest by sticky pads called electrodes. It records every heartbeat for a specified time- usually 24-48 hours.
Wearing a holter monitor can provide your doctor with information about your heart rhythm, such as if it is irregular, fast or slow.
AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
Ambulatory blood pressure monitors are scheduled through Cardiopulmonary services. A physician order is required (207)521-2522
Ambulatory Blood pressure monitoring involves measuring your blood pressure at regular intervals usually every 15-60 minutes over a 24-hour period. This is performed as you carry on your usual daily activities.
A blood pressure cuff is worn on your arm and it is attached to a portable monitor which records your blood pressure during the 24-hour period.
LONG TERM CARDIAC MONITORING
Long term cardiac monitoring requires a physician’s order and is scheduled through Cardiopulmonary Services (207)521-2522
Long term cardiac monitors are continuous ECG monitors that record up to 14 days. The monitor is designed to provide extended cardiac monitoring for people who are suspected of having cardiac arrhythmias.
TILT TABLE TESTING
Tilt Table testing may be prescribed for people who have a history of fainting or almost fainting.
A physician order is required. Appointments are scheduled through Cardiopulmonary services at (207)521-2522.