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The CardioVascular Unit (CVU)

The CVU is a comprehensive post-operative unit, which means the unit cares for patients in one location from surgery to discharge. This specialized unit is staffed by our skilled cardiovascular nurses and surgical team. The same caring and knowledgeable staff will care for you throughout hospitalization. This consistent and personalized approach to care has been proven to help patients recover faster. You and your family can expect to receive comprehensive, personalized post-operative care in a warm and welcoming environment.

Jennifer Law, CRNP, ACNP-BC, RNFA

A comfortable family room is available on the unit, and visiting hours are from 11 am through 8:30 pm (with a brief restriction between 7 and 7:30 pm during nursing transition). Patients who have undergone heart surgery have different needs for rest and company. You and your nurse can discuss a visiting plan that works best for you and your family.

For uncomplicated situations, you can expect to be ready for discharge between four and six days after the operation.


Cleveland Clinic
The Cardiovascular Center at The Chester County Hospital continues to receive the highest outpatient satisfaction scores, and is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic's Department of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery. Our physicians, staff, and patients benefit from the knowledge and experience of one of the top cardiac surgical teams in the world and have access to information from Cleveland Clinic's Heart Center Research.

Last Updated: 10/11/2012