This service provides cardiovascular surgical care to adults undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve procedures, aortic procedures, and ventricular assist device procedures.
- Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (Unit 94 CVICU): care right after heart surgery, ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
- Cardiovascular Surgery Inpatient Unit (Unit 91): stepdown area, dysrhythmia, defibrillation, chest tube removal, inotrope administration, temporary pacemakers
Foothills Medical Centre
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
1403 29 Street NW
Hours of Operation
24 hour service
Service Providers May Include
cardiac perfusionists, cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, health care aids (HCA's), intensivists, licensed practical nurses (LPN's), occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), registered nurses (RNs), respiratory technologists, social workers
Cardiologist's referral needed.
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.
Days to months, depending on urgency.
Libin Cardiovascular Institute
Also Known As
Bypass Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Open Heart Surgery, Valve Surgery, Ventricular Assist Device