Cardiac Intensive Care Units

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Lutheran Heart Center

You are not just a patient or a case number at Lutheran Hospital. You are a mom, dad, friend, uncle, wife, husband, neighbor, coach—you are a person in need of advanced cardiac care. Whether caring for someone after surgery, helping all involved understand the doctor's care plan, or just listening to your concerns, we treat each person with respect, dignity and compassion.

Our care for people with heart problems is divided into several specialized areas, allowing nurses with extensive, specialized training to focus on the care they are most committed to. These areas include Coronary Intensive Care (CIC), Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVIC) and Cardiac Telemetry.

  • Our Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVIC) unit specializes in caring for patients with cardiovascular disease who require a surgical intervention. This includes patients with cardiac and peripheral vascular disease, as well as transplant patients.
  • Our Coronary Intensive Care (CIC) unit specializes in caring for patients with myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock and acute coronary syndrome.
  • Our Cardiac Telemetry unit specializes in caring for patients diagnosed with heart disease and those not requiring intensive care.

No matter what condition or event brings you to Lutheran Hospital, you will be cared for completely. Take the time to ask questions, express concerns and tell us what your goals are. We will help you and your family every step of the way.