Our multidisciplinary cardiovascular team is committed to providing patient-centered care. We use leading-edge therapies with the safest approaches backed up by the latest research. We tailor each treatment to an individual patient’s needs. The goal is to get our patients both well and stable enough so they can be moved to a less intensive care environment in the hospital to complete the healing process. Our patient-centered focus also allows us to keep the time in hospital as short as possible and make your transition back to your daily life as smooth as possible.
Health care providers, please visit our referral page to refer your patient to this service.
Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgical patients are cared for in specially equipped acute-care beds on a dedicated floor of the hospital.
We pride ourselves on the level of compassionate, quality care we offer to patients. A board-certified cardiologist is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help start you on the road to recovery.
We understand the importance of the establishing a strong cardiologist-patient relationship, and building a positive connection based on trust is one of our highest priorities. Our nurse practitioner team focuses on short-stay admissions to provide compassionate care and excellent service.
Integral to our hospital team are three cardiovascular pharmacists who have specialty training in heart and vascular disease. About 150 nursing and clinical staff, physical therapists and social workers provide superb clinical care of patients in both the ICU and on the heart floor.
Our patient-centered focus also allows us to keep the time in hospital as short as possible and make your transition back to your daily life as smooth as possible.
The centerpiece of clinical cardiology at the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute is the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Intensive Care Unit (CVT-ICU), where we treat patients who are undergoing life-saving medical and surgical treatments.
Our multidisciplinary, family-centered approach ensures treatment that's immediate and comprehensive. Our leading-edge technology includes:
- Hypothermia for sudden cardiac death
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
- Implantation of heart-assistance devices and Syncardia’s temporary Total Artificial Heart
- New catheter-delivered therapy to dissolve blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolus)
Our CVT-ICU is staffed with highly trained and highly experienced nurses with advanced certification. Recently, we received certification as an ECMO center of excellence.
UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital - Pavilion GGill Heart & Vascular Institute800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40536Fax 859-257-8699