Cardiac Critical Care / Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

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This unit is a specialized area in the hospital for patients with heart problems to be continuously monitored. After heart surgery, all patients will be in the intensive care unit for at least 48 hours.

The cardiac critical care unit at Columbia Asia is manned by highly skilled doctors, nurses and technicians, who continuously monitor patients. 1:1 nursing is available.

The patient is attached to a cardiac monitor and have the blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiratory rate monitored. Chest drains may be in place but will be removed before discharge from intensive care unit. Pacing wires which if not in use will be coiled and covered with a dressing. These are removed about the fourth day after surgery.

Physiotherapy will be started the day after surgery and continued in the ward.