CardioPulmonary Care

Intensive Specialty is Northwest Louisiana’s only Certified ICU in a Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) setting. Our CardioPulmonary Care program is specifically designed to treat patients with both acute and chronic cardiac and respiratory issues including:

  • ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome)
  • Acute on Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Acute on Chronic Congestive Heart Failure
  • Acute Exacerbations of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Chronic Lung Issues

Upon admission to Intensive Specialty, patients experiencing severe cardiac and respiratory issues are often connected to ventilators to help with breathing. Under the direction of Pulmonologists and Cardiologists, our Respiratory Therapists can spend many hours per week with each patient until they are strong enough to be weaned off the ventilator and can breathe on their own.

In addition to providing specific and individualized care, our team is specially trained in ventilator weaning and decannulation protocols. Our ventilator wean rates exceed industry standards providing each patient the best opportunity to achieve a full recovery.