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Cardiopulmonary Services


To provide the highest possible standard of diagnostic services to all NGHA patients and their dependents, and to comply with JCI standards in doing so.


To promote teamwork and efficiency throughout the Department whilst maintaining quality at all times.


  • To ensure all staff adheres to Hospital Policy, JCI standards and Infection Prevention and Control procedures when performing their day-to-day duties in providing optimum patient care.
  • Ensure that all staffs are adequately qualified, trained and competent in performing respective diagnostic testing on both Inpatient and Outpatient.
  • Ensure that the safety and welfare of patients is catered for at all times.
  • Ensure that all staff attends training programs or refresher courses (whenever possible), which will enhance professional development and technical expertise e.g. BLS competency, Infection Control, Fire Safety.


The Cardiopulmonary Department provides the highest quality of diagnostic procedures in the following areas:

Respirology (Pulmonary Function Lab)

All pulmonary function tests routinely performed in Pulmonary Function Lab

  • Spirometry with / without bronchodilator.
  • Lung volume measurement using Body Plethysmograph.
  • Gas Transfer Factor Test (DLCO) using Single Breath Hold Technique.
  • Bronchial Challenge Tests using Metacholine.
  • Arterial Blood Gas assessment.
  • Respiratory Muscle Strength (MIPS/MEPS).
  • Exercise Challenge Testing.
  • Portable Spirometry.

Cardiology (Echo Lab And Ecg Unit)

The following cardiac diagnostic procedures are performed in Echo Lab and ECG unit;

  • ECG's.
  • Holter monitoring
  • 24 Hours Blood Pressure Monitoring (Ambulatory)
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Myoview / Dobutamine Stress / Persantin Myoview
  • Tilt Table test
  • Echocardiograms (Adult / Pedia)
  • Transesophageal Echo (TOE)
  • Echocardiograms with Contrast
  • Dobutamine Stress Echo

Sleep Disorders Lab

The following procedures are routinely performed in the Sleep Disorders Lab;

  • Polysomnography Testing (PSG)
  • PSG and CPAP Titration (Continuous Positive Airways Pressure Therapy) ie, Split Night Study.
  • CPAP titration study
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • CPAP machine education and mask fitting.

Neurophysiology Lab

The following diagnostic procedures are routinely performed in the Neurophysiology Lab;

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) testing.
  • Portable EEG testing.
  • Electromyography (EMG) testing.
  • EMG combined with BOTOX treatment.
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
  • Visual Evoked Response (VER)
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)


Our Healthcare providers consist of the following:

  • (4) Adult Echocardiographic Technicians
  • (2) Pediatric Echocardiographic Technicians
  • (3) ECG Technicians
  • (1) Pulmonary Function Lab Technician
  • (3) Neurophysiology Technicians
  • (3) Polysomnography Technicians
  • (1) Unit Assistant
  • (2) Administrative Assistants
  • (1) Medical Transcriptionist
  • (1) Head, Cardiopulmonary

Statistical Data

Below are the average volumes of our activities per month:

  • Echocardiographs - 280
  • ECG's - 300
  • Holter monitoring - 40
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring - 25
  • Stress Test - 50
  • Pulmonary Function Tests - 250
  • Neurology Tests EEG - 100
  • EMG - 50
  • Sleep Lab Disorders Center - 25

Contact us

  • Location: Hospital Entrance 2, in front of Dental Department.

  • Departmental Email:

  • Administrative Office Extension: +966-12-2266666 ext: 22754 - 22915

  • Department Fax ext.: +966-12-2266200 ext: 21688

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3/14/2023 12:19 PM