Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)

Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

Services Details/Contact Info | For Your Stay | Parking Information | Finding Us | What to Expect | Patient Resources

Service Details/Contact Info

View the following service listing to access a service overview, eligibility criteria, hours of operation, contact information and a street map.

For Your Stay

Families and visitors are required to call the front desk before entering the unit, identifying themselves and the patient they’d like to see.

Handwashing is required upon entry and exit of the CVICU.

Anyone with a fever, cough, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, or a communicable disease (like chickenpox) should not visit our unit.

Parking Information

There is a cost for parking, refer to the parking map for rates.

Finding Us

The CVICU is located in 3A8 in the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (Maz). From the east parkade, take the 2nd level pedway towards the Maz, turn right before the information desk and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Once off the elevator, turn right, and then take another right towards 3A7. Please use the buzzer on the wall to call the front desk before entering the unit.

From the Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT station, take the escalator upstairs and use the second level pedway to cross 114th street to enter the University of Alberta Hospital. Head straight past the café and look for the signage to the Maz on your right hand side.

If entering through the main entrance of the Maz on the main floor, turn right and walk towards the elevators. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

What to Expect

A CVICU healthcare team will begin working with you and your loved one as soon as they arrive on our unit. You will be introduced to your loved one’s care providers and have an orientation to the unit and our general routines.

The multidisciplinary CVICU team, including critical care physicians (intensivists), registered nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dieticians and other allied health professionals work collaboratively to provide excellence and high-quality patient and family centered care.

Having a family member in the CVICU can be an overwhelming experience for patients and families. We welcome all of your questions and concerns and there are a variety of support resources available to meet you and your loved one’s needs. We encourage you to speak to member of your health care team or a social worker.

Patient Resources