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Heart Procedure Units

Post Interventional Unit

Central Baptist Hospital's post interventional unit provides care to heart patients who have had an interventional procedure in the cardiac cath lab.

Located on 3 Main in Building D (1740), the 22-bed unit is staffed by nurses who are experienced in observing, monitoring and treating patients after interventional procedures.

Family members may remain with the patient during recovery. All patients are monitored with telemetry units to check for potential cardiac arrhythmias after the procedure.

Patients receive printed instructions on self-care before leaving the hospital. In addition, a special telephone number is included in case the patient has questions or problems. By calling the 24-hour number, patients can speak directly with a registered nurse.

Cardiovascular Observation Unit

Central Baptist's cardiovascular observation unit provides safe, cost-effective care to patients receiving diagnostic heart procedures such as cardiac caths.

Located in the hospital's Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute, the 35-bed unit is staffed by registered nurses and nursing assistants.

Patients who are going to receive a diagnostic heart cath or an electrophysiology study are admitted directly to the unit. There, they are prepared for the procedure. After the cath or EP study is completed, patients return to the unit where they recover before going home.

Telemetry units allow vital signs to be monitored at all times and check for potential cardiac arrhythmias after the procedure.

Family members may remain with the patient before and after the procedure.