• A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that develops in a blood vessel elsewhere in the body (most commonly from the leg), travels to an artery in the lung, and forms an occlusion (blockage) of the artery.

  • The two types of asthma medications used to treat asthma include long-term control medication and short-term, quick-relief medication.

  • COPD is a term that refers to a group of lung diseases that can interfere with normal breathing. It is estimated that more than 13 million Americans suffer from COPD. It is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

  • Influenza (or flu) is a highly contagious viral infection and is one of the most severe illnesses of the winter season.

  • Whooping cough, or pertussis, primarily affects infants and young children. Caused by a bacterium, it is characterized by paroxysms (intense fits or spells) of coughing that end with the characteristic whoop as air is inhaled.

  • Sarcoidosis is a rare disease that results from inflammation.

Comprehensive Pulmonary Services with a Personalized Focus

Summit Medical Center’s Pulmonary Care Network provides a wide variety of diagnostic, preventive, and treatment services for diseases that affect breathing and lung function.

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Summit Medical Center
E. Main & South 20th Streets Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-3401