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ETMC Cardiovascular Institute

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The spacious CVICU of the ETMC Cardiovascular Institute specializes in care immediately following open-heart surgery. The average length of stay of cardiovascular surgery patients in the CVICU ranges from 16 to 48 hours.

The team of medical professionals in the CVICU blends technical and scientific expertise with human caring to provide state-of-the-art care. Our highly trained staff of registered nurses undergo extensive critical care training and average 10 years of ICU experience per staff member.

The eight-bed CVICU is located next to the cardiac surgery suites, allowing all open-heart services to be concentrated in one area. This unique configuration provides additional safety to the patient. The unit also features large windows in the patient rooms to provide a cheerful atmosphere that assists surgery patients in regaining orientation to the world around them.