Healthy Heart Center
The Healthy Heart Center at Deaconess provides comprehensive services for people who experience cardiac illness. Our staff is extensively trained and experienced in the care of a broad range of cardiac needs, such as:
- Heart Attack
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Cardiac Dysrhythmias
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
We offer diagnostic services such as Echocardiography and 12-Lead EKGs, and interventional services such as Cardioversion. We also provide specialized post-procedure care for an array of vascular interventions:
- Coronary Arteriogram
- Coronary Angioplasty
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Femoral-Popliteal Bypass
- Permanent Pacemaker placement
We offer a total of 40 private rooms on the two floors in the Healthy Heart Center. The center offers multiple levels of cardiac and respiratory monitoring, and a nurse-to-patient ratio that is among the best in the area. Our nursing staff is known for their attentive, compassionate care.
Our Angiography Lab provides top quality vascular imaging and coronary angiography, including balloon angioplasty and stent placement. Deaconess Hospital was the first hospital in the state to offer an all-digital networked cardiac and vascular-imaging lab. This technology provides physicians with the highest quality medical images, increasing efficiency and providing premium diagnostic and interventional cardiac care. The digital cardiac imaging and vascular X-ray systems offer consistently high image quality and exclusive sensor technology that allows the equipment stand to move quickly and precisely. Combined, these improvements result in shorter procedure times and larger storage capacity for patient files on-line.
Deaconess is proud to offer the very finest in critical care services. Our critical care units are equipped with the best in monitoring technology, and are staffed by highly skilled nurses who are experienced in caring for critically ill patients. These nurses exemplify the knowledge, skills, and caring attitude for which Deaconess nurses are known and respected. Our CCU staff is uniquely equipped to care for patients with a broad scope of disease processes, including cardiac, respiratory, renal, and multi-system pathologies. We also provide post-surgical care for multiple types of thoracic and vascular surgeries, including:
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery
- Mitral and Aortic Valve Replacement surgeries
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm repair
All CCU patients are continuously monitored for cardiac irregularities, and advanced life support equipment and medications are utilized as needed. The entire staff works as a team to provide thorough and competent care around the clock. Our main critical care unit, located on the third floor, includes 13 rooms, while the fourth floor CCU has seven.
- Stress testing for inpatients and outpatients
- Patient education for cardiac health
- Cardiac Exercise Program