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Cardiopulmonary care

The heart and lungs are closely related, and problems in one organ can affect the other. Cardiopulmonary disease affects the heart and lungs but can start in either organ.

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Breathing clinic in Hudson, Florida

We are here to help you lead an active, full lifestyle while successfully managing the conditions affecting your breathing.

Here, HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital is home to the Better Breathing Clinic. As part of our dedication to your care, we provide expedited evaluations and treatments supplemented by educational support and medical therapies. Our clinic is also a convenient place where you can receive personalized heart and lung care outside of the emergency room (ER). It lets you benefit from coordinated care, as our staff partners with your pulmonologist, cardiologist and primary care physician.

Conditions our cardiopulmonary care program treats

Shortness of breath is a common symptom of cardiopulmonary conditions, and heart failure can make it difficult to complete everyday tasks. Here, we provide comprehensive disease management services for:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Heart failure
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Other severe respiratory conditions

Our cardiac and respiratory services

Our clinic is a convenient place where you can receive personalized heart and lung care outside of the emergency room (ER).

It also lets you benefit from coordinated care, as our staff partners with your pulmonologist, cardiologist and primary care physician.

The heart and lung specialists at our clinic perform a range of diagnostic and treatment services, including:

  • Comprehensive evaluations
  • Diagnostic and laboratory studies
  • Education services on diet, exercise, smoking cessation and understanding your disease and treatment options
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) monitoring
  • Imaging services
  • Infusion therapies
  • Medical therapies
  • Pulmonary function testing

Continuum of care for cardiac and pulmonary diseases

The Better Breathing Clinic is staffed by a board-certified registered nurse practitioner, who acts as an extension of your local healthcare provider. Our nurse practitioners are overseen by physicians trained in pulmonology, internal medicine and cardiac care.

The goal of these cardiopulmonary care practitioners is to aid you in the transition from an inpatient hospital stay to outpatient follow-up care. This allows us to reevaluate and monitor your condition following discharge to determine if additional treatment, education or services are required.

We are also available to help you if you have not had an inpatient hospital stay but require assistance in managing your symptoms. You are welcome to talk with your primary care provider, cardiologist or pulmonologist if you need a referral to our clinic.

Coming to the Better Breathing Clinic

The Better Breathing Clinic is located right next door to our hospital in the Medical Office Building.

The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Visitor parking is also available.


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