Two Respiratory Therapists specially trained in exercise testing will perform your test. A Pulmonologist will interpret the results and provide your physician with a report.
Including but not limited to:
Plan on arriving 15 minutes before your appointment for check-in. You will check in at the patient registration desk in the main lobby of the hospital.
48 hours prior to test stop all:
24 hours prior to test
8 hours prior to test:
During testing you will be breathing through a specialized mouthpiece and hooked up to ECG monitoring equipment. You will be asked to exercise on a bike or treadmill while being closely monitored by KRMC staff. Before and after testing your will perform spirometry testing (blowing forcefully through a mouthpiece). If necessary you may be given Albuterol to treat your respiratory symptoms. Your ability to perform and follow the testing instructions will impact the quality of your test results.
You may receive a copy of your test results by contacting the Health Information Department: 509-946-4611, ext 2017.