Inpatient Service at Columbia Interventional Cardiovascular Care
If you have a chronic cardiac condition, having continuity of care in the event of a hospitalization can provide peace of mind. The Inpatient Service at Columbia Interventional Cardiovascular Care provides exceptional coordinated care for our cardiology patients during their hospital stay.
Continue reading to learn more about the in-hospital experience for interventional cardiology patients at Columbia. To get in touch, or to make an office appointment, please call 212-305-7060 or complete our online appointment request form.
The Interventional Cardiovascular Inpatient Service at Columbia
Patients with cardiac conditions may need to be hospitalized for many reasons: a cardiac event like a heart attack, a scheduled procedure that requires supervised recovery, or urgent health issues related to another illness or condition. Depending on your condition, you may need to be hospitalized more than once or for an extended period. Keeping your regular cardiology team involved can help make sure your hospital stay is less stressful and that you receive the comprehensive, personalized care you need.
What is an Inpatient Service?
Most of your interactions with doctors occur in what is called the outpatient setting. Outpatient services covers care that is outside of a hospital stay. This includes: scheduled office appointments, follow-ups, diagnostic testing, and even some procedures.
An inpatient service provides care when you are admitted to a hospital. That includes everything from monitoring your condition to day-to-day care to recovery and discharge.
Your health care needs aren’t always easy to anticipate, so it’s important to plan accordingly. Urgent health issues require immediate attention and can include an extended hospital stay.
At Columbia, patients who work with our expert interventional cardiologists as part of our outpatient service or who are referred to us via an outside hospital transfer, through the emergency room, or direct admissions from home are admitted to our private inpatient service.
The clinical team of doctors and nurses supervising your stay and support staff like coordinators and social workers can help answer your questions and keep things running smoothly. An outstanding inpatient team can make a hospital stay much easier and less stressful.
Care at Columbia
Located at the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, our 30-bed inpatient service offers the most advanced facilities and technologies in a modern, comfortable environment. The Milstein Family Heart Center is part of the NewYork-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Irving Medical Center campus, the top medical center for heart care in New York.
Once there, you’ll have the benefits of a stable, regular team you can rely on. You’ll work with familiar faces: Our service has the same care coordinators, case managers, social workers, and support staff every day. Our highly trained nurses only work within our service, so you’ll know you’re getting consistent, premium care from a team that knows what you need.
Conditions We Treat
- Arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation (AFib)
- Coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Heart failure
- Heart valve disease
- Pulmonary embolism
- Vascular disease
Our clinical team has experience with complex conditions and collaborates with other world-renowned experts at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, ensuring that you receive the care you need for your hospital stay.
A Dedicated Care Team
Our inpatient team of seasoned experts focuses on one thing: you. We work together to keep you informed and ensure test results and updates are available as soon as possible. The entire service is committed to making your stay as short and comfortable as possible.
The Most Advanced Facilities Available
Our inpatient service team works directly with the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the premier center for complex heart procedures in New York City.
You’ll benefit from our access to a number of specialties and services, including expedited diagnostic imaging and blood testing. Faster results often mean shorter hospital stays.
Coordinated Care Where You Need It
If your visit requires admission to a different hospital area, our clinical team will remain involved in your care every step of the way. And if you’re admitted to another hospital, we can work to facilitate a transfer as soon as your condition allows it.
Support That Continues After Your Stay
By working with our inpatient team, you’ll benefit from seamless coordination of care, even after you leave the hospital. Our integrated approach means everyone—including your primary cardiologist and interventional team—is on the same page.
Nellie I. Kalcheva, MD
Director of Clinical and Consultative Services at Columbia Interventional Cardiovascular Care
Prashant Vaishnava, MD
Co-Director of Inpatient Clinical Services at Columbia Interventional Cardiovascular Care