What is a Cardiovascular Decision Unit?

Cardiac Health | Monday, December 3rd, 2012 | No Comments

Heart trouble can come on suddenly leading you to panic, but you don’t have to rush to the busy ER.

Cardiovascular problems are serious issues that require medical attention. A cardiovascular decision unit is available to anyone who is experiencing heart trouble. This is a special unit designated to treat cardiovascular issues that can determine how serious a heart problem is and what action needs to be taken.

What happens in the Cardiovascular Decision Unit?
In the cardiovascular decision unit, you will be under observation for 23 hours. Your heart will be monitored for anything from irregular beating or arrhythmia to signs of heart attack or angina. The medical staff will pay close attention to how your heart is working. If a serious problem arises, the hospital highly skilled staff and resources are immediately available. 

What is special about the Cardiovascular Decision Unit?
The emergency room can be an overwhelming and bustling place. In contrast, the cardiovascular decision unit offers privacy for the patient and their family. Family members may visit when the patient is not being tested or monitored. In addition, the staff is specially trained to assess heart problems and take appropriate action.

What are some Common Heart Problems?

  • High blood pressure
  • Angina (severe chest pain due to restricted blood supply to the heart)
  • Stroke
  • Atherosclerosis (plaque buildup on arteries restricts blood flow)
  • Diabetes
  • Irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia
  • Heart attack
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Cardiomyopathy (enlarged or rigid heart muscles)
  • Deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (blood clots)
  • Rheumatic heart disease (heart damage due to infection)

Central Florida Cardiac & Vascular Institute has a cardiovascular decision unit that can help you. Visit us online or come in to learn more about how we protect your heart. Our dedicated staff is here to diagnose and treat your heart problems. Give us a call at (407) 518-3811 if you have any questions.

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