Heart Center: Cardiac Step-Down Unit

The Heart Center’s Cardiac Step-down Unit is a 12-bed private room progressive care unit where comprehensive care is provided by a dedicated nursing staff experienced in the unique needs of pediatric cardiac patients with congenital and acquired heart disease.

The Heart Center’s Cardiac Step-down Unit is a 12-bed private room progressive care unit where comprehensive care is provided by a dedicated nursing staff experienced in the unique needs of pediatric cardiac patients with congenital and acquired heart disease.  Pediatric cardiac step-down services include 24 hour live telemetry monitoring, temporary pacing, ventricular assist devices, ventilator management and management of vasoactive infusions.  Patients recovering from serious illness, post-operative cardiothoracic surgical and cardiac catheterization procedures are cared for and monitored in this step-down care unit