Dr.Sameer Goyal

MBBS, MS Surgery, M.ch
(Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery)

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Dr. DP Marik

MBBS, MS Surgery, M.ch
(Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery)

[email protected]

Cardiothoracic and vascular intensive care unit of the hospital is responsible for treating all the adult patients suffering from any kind of condition related to the heart.

What is the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CTVS ICU)?

CTVS ICU is an intensive care unit for patients going through surgical treatments. All the patients are under thorough examination of cardiothoracic intensive care consultants.

Cardiothoracic and vascular intensive care refers to the special attention given to patients with potentially reversible, acute, life-threatening cardiac, thoracic, or vascular-related conditions.

Who is admitted to CTVS ICU?

Patients admitted to CTVS ICU may include the following surgical patients:
  • The patients undergoing intra-cardiac or coronary bypass surgery
  • The patients undergoing thoracic aortic or aortic arch surgery
  • The patients underwent surgery for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • The patients underwent primary vascular operations
  • The patients housing massive pulmonary embolism
  • The patients who had either a coronary stent deployed or are intubated
  • The patients who had intra-aortic balloon pumps inserted

Who may be considered for admission to CTVS ICU?

  • Adults undergoing non-bypass operations, usually vascular or thoracic surgery
  • Patients of heart or lung transplants who require intensive care
  • Patients who require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy
  • Patients undergoing treatment of left ventricular assist device

Before getting admitted, patients must consider the following factors : physiological reserve and biological age, the preceding chronic health status and quality of life, the severity of illness and probability of reversibility, and anticipated disability.

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