Innovative Heart Procedures Available Close to Home
The Heart Hospital at Mercy is home to skilled, compassionate surgeons leading the way in cardiac care. Mercy has helped pioneer some of the nation’s most innovative heart procedures.
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement With TAVR / TAVI
The Heart Hospital was also the first in the Akron-Canton area to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) without general anesthesia. Learn what sets Mercy’s TAVR / TAVI procedure apart.
Heart Hospital Units
Cardiovascular Surgery Operating Room (CVSOR)
At the Cardiovascular Center, physicians are committed to exploring all appropriate treatment options before deciding on surgery. If surgery is necessary, be assured that the expert surgical teams provide the best care possible performing all aspects of cardiac and thoracic surgery. The teams remain on-call throughout the patient’s hospital stay. They know how important it is to keep lines of communication open, talking frequently to family and friends while following each patient after surgery in the Cardiovascular Surgical Care Unit (CVSCU).
Cardiovascular Surgical Care Unit (CVSCU)
The Cardiovascular Surgical Care Unit (CVSCU) is dedicated to the care of post open-heart surgery patients. This universal bed unit allows the patient to remain in one room from immediate post op to discharge. This unique concept allows the expertise of the cross-trained staff to rotate around the patient.
Telemetry Care Unit
Sometimes called “cardiac stepdown,” the Telemetry Care Unit not only cares for cardiac patients, but medical and surgical patients as well. Other patients utilizing Telemetry Care include individuals with an altered heart rhythm and those who have transferred from the Coronary Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Lab and EP Lab.
Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
This progressive critical care unit provides continuous intensive care for cardiac patients. The Coronary Care Unit also provides expert care for those who have suffered heart attacks. In addition, any patient undergoing balloon angioplasty, atherectomy and/or valvuloplasty procedures are transferred to the Coronary Care Unit from the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.