The Cardiopulmonary Unit (CPU) provides various procedures to evaluate heart and lung functions. It also offers various services for patients admitted to the hospital with breathing problems or difficulties. In October 2016, the CPU moved to the new patient tower into an expanded area, located on the first floor. With the new expanded area, the department is able to improve privacy and offer additional services to our patients.

CPU has two rooms available for treadmill testing, where patients will walk on a treadmill to evaluate the heart, new ultrasound devices to capture visual heart motion and pictures, and new pulmonary functions testing equipment that can test lung function and evaluate breathing problems such as asthma or emphysema. Other procedures performed by the department include but are not limited to: ABG, EKG, EEG, Echocardiography, various cardiovascular stress testing, Pulmonary Functions Testing, bronchoscopy assistance, and various respiratory care modalities including ventilator care.

For our inpatients , the CPU is staffed by Respiratory Therapists who assist nurses, physicians and other hospital staff to provide high quality care to patients with breathing problems or to help manage their chronic lung disease. The staff also helps to identify any equipment or needs when patients leave the hospital, such as oxygen, breathing medications or equipment.


845 Jackson Street, 1/F, San Francisco, CA 94133 (New Patient Tower)                                


Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:             8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.