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Heart Services

Deaconess Hospital has helped shape heart care in the Tri-State by bringing cutting-edge technology to our community. Thanks to the pioneering spirit of our medical professionals, advanced heart care is conveniently available close to home.

Deaconess Firsts

  • The area’s first cardiac catheterization lab, opened in 1972.
  • Evansville’s first open-heart surgery, performed in 1974.
  • The area’s first dedicated open-heart surgery program, organized in 1977.
  • The Tri-State’s first vascular brachytherapy, offered in 2001.
  • The Tri-State's first drug-eluting stent, implanted in 2003.
  • The region's first catheter ablation, performed in 2003.
  • Indiana's first accredited Chest Pain Center, accomplished in 2003.

Other Advanced Services

  • Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
  • Dedicated Electrophysiology (EP) Lab
  • Peripheral Vascular Revascularization

Our Facility

Cath Lab, 812/450-3066
The Cardiovascular Lab ensures the delivery of quality care to patients undergoing invasive and non-invasive procedures. This area consists of two cardiac cath labs, one dual peripheral/cardiovascular lab, and one electrophysiology lab.

Non-Invasive Cardiology
EKG 812/450-2702
Treadmill 812/450-2703
Echocardiograms 812/450-2700

Unit 2100 Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care, 812/450-2100
Unit 2100 is a 10-bed cardiovascular thoracic intensive care unit caring for patients after all vascular and thoracic surgeries, such as open heart, AAA, lobectomy, aortal femoral bypass, fem popliteal bypass and carotids. This also includes trauma patients with cardiovascular injuries and overflow from other ICUs.

Cardiovascular Short Stay Unit (CVSS), 812/450-2850
Cardiovascular Short Stay Unit specializes in the care of patients scheduled for cardiac or vascular procedures requiring less than a 24-hour admission, such as cardiac caths, PTCAs, cardioversions, arteriograms and pacemakers. It is also open to patients requiring telemetry less than 24 hours to rule out C/P, CHF with < 24 hr regime, and arrhythmia's requiring a conversion infusion.

Unit 2500/2600 Cardiovascular Care Center, 812/450-2500
The Cardiovascular Care Center (CVCC) is the telemetry unit. Our usual patient population includes patients with cardiac dysrhythmias, post MIs, pre/post PTCA, post-open heart surgery, and complicated cardiac caths.

Unit 2900 Cardiovascular Medical Intensive Care, 812/450-2900
Unit 2900 is a 16-bed critical care area specializing in the care of patients with acute MI, cardiomyopathy, CHF, PTCA, arrhythmias and cardiogenic shock. In addition, we meet overflow needs of other ICUs.

Unit 4100 Cardiovascular Renal Care Center, 812/450-4100
CRCC offers telemetry monitoring capability. The unit provides care for adult patients with cardiac, renal, neurological and other medical-surgical needs. Telemetry monitoring may be done in any room on the unit.

We welcome questions and comments from health professionals. Contact Executive Director of Heart and Vascular Services for Deaconess Health Systems, Becky Malotte at 812/842-4783.