Cardiac Surgery ICU

In our dedicated Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CSICU), we provide 24-hour care for adult patients requiring pre- and post-operative care for heart conditions. All the members of your heart team work together to coordinate your care and plan for the next steps.

Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at the University of Maryland

The CSICU is a 21-bed unit where our critically ill patients receive advanced, 24-hour care from our team of heart specialists. Patient care coordination is one of our top priorities. You are always receiving the expertise of a wide range of heart specialists. A critical care intensivist rounds daily with other care providers including the:

  • Physician
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Nutritionist
  • Social worker

In addition, a case manager provides Monday-Friday coordination for all heart surgery patients, focusing on discharge planning, high-risk patient care coordination and third-party payer communication.

Patient Satisfaction at the Heart and Vascular Center

We conduct patient/family satisfaction surveys by telephone following your discharge. In addition, prior to transfer, we ask you to complete a unit-based satisfaction survey. We discuss the results of the surveys with the staff, so we can develop strategies for improvement.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 1-800-492-5538.