If you have heart rhythm problems or another heart condition, your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor may send you to one of our specialized cardiac telemetry units. Here, you will find personalized care provided by cardiac telemetry nurses who carefully monitor your vital signs electronically.
With a focus on your health and well-being, our hospital-based telemetry monitoring will take place at:
While visiting our cardiac telemetry unit on the Central Coast, you can find comfort in knowing that your telemetry nurse can immediately respond to any change in your blood pressure, heart rate, or rhythm. Find a Doctor today to discover the benefits of cardiac telemetry units at Dignity Health Central Coast.
What to Expect from the Cardiac Telemetry Unit at Dignity Health Central Coast
To best monitor your heart condition, especially if you are experiencing a problem, your doctor will admit you to one of our cardiac telemetry units. These special rooms inside our hospital are set up to electronically monitor all of your vital signs.
Your heart doctor may recommend telemetry monitoring for:
- Abnormal heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation
- Chest pain accompanied by an unstable heart rhythm
- Health procedures, such as cardioversion, to correct abnormal heart rhythms
- Open heart surgery, both before and after your surgery
Using various sensors placed on your body, your telemetry nurse will carefully monitor all of your vital signs. An electrocardiogram (EKG, also called ECG) reads your heart rate and rhythm, while a monitor on your finger measures oxygen in your blood. A cuff on your arm continually takes your blood pressure.
You will find that the cardiac telemetry room looks and feels like most other hospital rooms at Dignity Health Central Coast. As always, our specialized caregivers will make you as comfortable as possible during your stay.
Contact us to find out more about our cardiac telemetry units and how they can help us provide the personalized care and treatment you deserve.
Dignity Health cardiac care offers specialized, personal care with cardiac telemetry units throughout the Central Coast of California.