Cardiopulmonary Department

Heart and Lung disease is a serious health problem in America today, but at Androscoggin Valley Hospital we’re doing all we can to prevent and treat it. Our Cardiopulmonary Service staff is committed to helping patients live longer, healthier lives by providing comprehensive, individualized services, including:

Non-invasive cardiology tests that cover diagnosis, treatment and preventive care are major tools in fostering heart health among our patients:

Cardiac testing services

  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
  • Regular treadmill stress test
  • Exercise myocardial perfusion test
  • Lexiscan cardiac perfusion test
  • Holter monitor
  • Loop monitor
  • Event monitor
  • Pulse Volume Recording

Pulmonary and Neurodiagnostic Tests

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Metabolic testing
  • Methacholine challenge testing
  • Electroencephalograms (EEG)
  • Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)

For more information or to make an appointment at AVH, please call (603) 326-5700.


Meet our Full-Time Cardiology Practitioner

AVH Cardopulmonary, Dr. Van Buren
  Dr. Daniel van Buren, Cardiologist
  Medical Director of Cardiology

The New England Heart and Vascular Institute at AVH is pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel van Buren, Medical Director of Cardiology and full time cardiologist, to its staff in Berlin.  Recognized as a Distinguished Scholar (first in his graduating class) at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, W.I., Dr. van Buren is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology.  He welcomes new patients at his office inside Androscoggin Valley Hospital.  For more information or to make an appointment, please call (603) 326-5900.