UAB Medicine

Cardiovascular Services

The Adult Cardiac/Telemetry Unit provides care for a diverse patient population with a primary diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.

Adult Cardiovascular Unit   
The Adult Cardiovascular Unit provides specialized care to adult patients requiring cardiovascular surgery and cardiac catheterization.

Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)   
The Cardiac Critical Care Unit utilizes specific levels of acuity to allocate the appropriate care thereby enhancing the continuity of care. Our patients spend their entire admission in the CCU until they are ready for discharge.

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CICU)   
The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit cares for all patients undergoing open heart surgery.

Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR)   
The Cardiovascular Operating Room provides cardiothoracic surgery to all patient populations including heart and lung transplantation.

Heart and Lung Transplant ICU (HTICU)   
The Heart and Lung Transplant ICU provides care for the adult patient during the pre- and post-transplant phase. Care is also provided to patients in the adjoining outpatient ambulatory cardiothoracic treatment unit.

Heart and Vascular Center (HVC)   
The HVC is one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast with 13 new labs housing the latest digital, flat plate technology which provides the best imaging and reduced radiation exposure. The HVC is designed with streamlined care in mind for the convenience of our patients and staff.

Interventional Cardiovascular Unit (ICVU)   
The Interventional Cardiovascular Unit provides care for patients that have undergone an interventional cardiovascular procedure.
Thoracic Surgery Unit  
The Thoracic Surgery Unit provides care for patients undergoing one of over twenty thoracic surgical procedures.