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Inpatient Care

When hospitalization is needed, Abington Health provides the best inpatient care after cardiovascular procedures, surgery or for other heart needs.

Our specialized heart inpatient units at Abington Memorial Hospital – Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Intensive Care and Heart Failure – provide close monitoring of patients by teams of board-certified physicians and highly experienced cardiac nurses.

Special Unit for Heart Surgery

After cardiothoracic surgery, including open-heart and valve procedures, patients receive care in the Cardiac Surgery Unit (CSU). Specialists from cardiology and pulmonary/critical care, in addition to each patient’s cardiac surgeon, manage CSU care. The unit’s heart surgery nurse practitioners are board-certified in acute care for patients who have undergone complex cardiac surgery procedures.

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Seriously ill patients recovering from heart attack, chest pain (angina), and heart rhythm disorders are tended in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). Expert cardiologists and cardiac nurses staff the CICU, using advanced technology for 24-hour monitoring.

Heart Failure Unit

Part of our Comprehensive Heart Failure Program, this unit focuses on care for heart failure patients. The Heart Failure Unit team includes electrophysiologists, highly skilled with the latest device therapies, as well as cardiologists and nurse practitioners with heart failure training. Technology features the latest telemetry for monitoring and aquapheresis ultrafiltration to treat a complication of heart failure.


The high quality and cost-efficiency of our heart services have earned Abington Memorial Hospital recognition as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care® by Independence Blue Cross.Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care

JointCommissionGoldSealThe Joint Commission also awarded Abington Memorial Hospital the Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Advanced Certification for its Comprehensive Heart Failure Program and certification for advanced VAD (Ventricular Assist Device).

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