The Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (CPCU) provides patient-focused, specialized care to patients requiring telemetry monitoring for various cardiovascular disorders, including cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. Patients recovering from myocardial infarction, cardiac and thoracic surgery, coronary intervention, and electrophysiology procedures are also cared for on this unit.
The CPCU is committed to providing the highest level of care using a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach. Highly trained nurses and patient care assistants work to minimize negative physical and psychological effects of disease processes through patient and family education. Nurses are specially trained in the prompt detection of emergency conditions, and prevention of complications associated with cardiovascular disorders and interventional procedures.
This 32-bed unit, located on the 5th floor at Utah Valley Regional Medical’s East Building, is fully staffed at all times and open to visitors 24 hours a day.
Services Available in the Cardiac Progress Care Unit
Transesophageal Echo (TEE)
During the transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) test, an ultrasound transducer (which produces high frequency sound waves) provides pictures of the heart's valves and chambers and helps the physician evaluate the pumping action of the heart.
The ultrasound transducer is positioned on an endoscope (a long, thin, flexible instrument about 1/2 inch in diameter). The endoscope is placed into your mouth and passed into your esophagus (the "food pipe" leading from your mouth into your stomach) to provide a close look at your heart's valves and chambers without interference from the ribs or lungs.
TEE is often combined with Doppler ultrasound and color Doppler to evaluate blood flow across the heart’s valves. TEE is often used when the results from standard echo studies were not sufficient or when your doctor wants a closer look at your heart. Learn more.