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Intensive Care

Heart & Vascular

Patients requiring the highest level of expert care receive it in Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) or Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU).

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute’s critical care team includes fellowship-trained intensivists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, nurses, consult specialists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, perfusionists, physical and speech therapy specialists, and clergy.

Saint Luke's critical care services:

  • Feature highly trained critical care physicians, called intensivists
  • Provide current evidence-based care
  • Offer advanced cardiopulmonary support in the form of ventricular assist devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

ECMO Program

ECMO is used for patients with life-threatening heart or lung disease or damage. It provides short-term support of the cardiac or pulmonary system when conventional management fails. ECMO can fully support the heart and lungs until the underlying problem is resolved or organ transplantation occurs.

Learn more about the Saint Luke's ECMO Program.

Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute
4401 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111