Northern New Mexico's high altitude can be a problem for some people, affecting one's ability to breathe freely. This in turn makes it difficult to perform normal daily activities and enjoy life. Lung function can also be compromised by other potentially life-threatening conditions such as:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
CHRISTUS St. Vincent offers complete diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of conditions affecting the lungs. Our pulmonologist is expertly trained in treating lung disorders as well as providing for the other respiratory requirements of patients while in the hospital. Our goal is to help our patients breathe freely.