Why We Walk
2021 Greater Nashville Heart Walk
Welcome to the CVICU Heart Walk Team Page
Our CVICU is comprised of 27 beds that support our medical cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery teams. Our nurses care for the sickest patients in the region and manage multiple high acuity therapies in-cluding: various mechanical cardiac assist devices, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), and ECMO.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center performs more heart transplants than any other program in the Southeast, and our patient outcomes are among the best in the nation. Our specialists also provide heart-kidney, heart-liver and heart-lung transplants for patients with multiple organ failure.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center performed more heart transplants in 2020 than any other center in the world — 124 adult hearts, 23 pediatric hearts and VUMC’s first heart-lung transplant since 2006.