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Disposition of LVAD Patients

LVAD patients can only be admitted to one of 3 floors—CSICU, CCU or 7 West.

Stable patients are admitted to 7West. They are covered by the CTS physician assistants. The attending of record may be either cardiology or CT surgery. Usually, coming from ER it will be under cardiology.

Unstable patients are admitted to the CCU. They are covered by the CCU fellow and medicine housestaff. The attending of record will be a cardiologist.

If it is a surgical emergency, patients may on rare occasions be admitted from the ER to CSICU. I don’t think I have ever seen this happen.


Sean Pinney

Written by reuben

January 27th, 2012 at 1:18 am

Posted in LVAD