We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
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The CCU is a hospital unit dedicated to treating patients with critical cardiovascular conditions. The CCU has 10 hospital beds for critical patients and 4 for semi-critical patients, and plays an important role in healthcare, with around 1000 admissions per year. Two thirds of admissions are due to acute myocardial infarction and the rest are due to acute cardiovascular syndromes such as heart failure or non-ischemic cardiogenic shock, resuscitated cardiorespiratory arrest, and other severe tachyarrhythmia and bradyarrhythmia. Acute aortic syndrome, cardiac tamponade and after complex or complicated structural or electrophysiology procedures.
The reputation of Vall d’Hebron Hospital Campus as a leading centre for pathologies such as adult congenital heart defects and acute aortic syndrome means the Unit admits a relatively high number of patients with these conditions. In terms of patient severity, the approximate number of patients admitted following resuscitated cardiorespiratory arrest is 50-60 per year, and at the time of admission between 65 and 75 patients present with cardiogenic shock and 60-70 are receiving invasive mechanical ventilation. The team is comprised of four cardiologists and a nursing supervisor in addition to six nurses plus assistants, security and administrative staff on each shift. A team is on duty at the hospital outside working hours and 24-hours a day over national holidays and weekends.
The CCU is completely integrated into the Cardiology Department, one of the most prestigious centres in the country, which enables us to constantly enhance our professionals’ training through daily clinical sessions and interaction with colleagues from the department who have extensive experience in their fields. There is also fluid interaction with professionals from other specialisations at the hospital to guarantee our patients receive the very best care.
It was created in 1971 as a medical-surgical unit to admit patients suffering acute myocardial infarction and other acute cardiovascular medical pathologies and to offer post-operative care for patients following cardiac surgery. In 1989 it was divided into two and the current took charge of patients with medical pathologies and became part of the Cardiology Department.
Equipment and portfolio of services
The CCU takes part in numerous studies and clinical trials with private or competitive public financing and leads a significant number of them. Over the last five years, its members have authored or co-authored 80 articles indexed in PubMed, with a total impact factor of 338. The Unit’s main lines of research are:
Guide of recommendations for the person affected by coronary heart disease (catalan version)
Coronary heart disease guide (spanish version)
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