Palmetto Health Heart Hospital has the lowest nurse-to-patient ratio in the Columbia metropolitan area!
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
Following cardiovascular surgery, patients are placed in our
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Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
Palmetto Health Heart Hospital's CCU cares for critically ill patients with a wide variety of cardiac illnesses, such as acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), congestive heart failure and life-threatening arrhythmias. Like the CVICU, the rooms in CCU also have limited visitation so that the patient can rest and receive intensive medical attention.
Telemetry Units (Hartwell, Moultrie, Murray and Marion Suites)
Palmetto Health Heart Hospital has four non-critical, step-down cardiac units known as telemetry units. All of the rooms are private and are monitored by a remote Central Monitoring Station. Patients in the telemetry units include pre/post cardiovascular surgery, balloon angioplasty, stent, transesophageal echo, cardioversions, pacemaker, post heart attack, congestive heart failure, syncope, diabetic, renal, stroke and other patients requiring a progressive coronary care environment.