About the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)

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Contact Information

Phone:  416 340 3550

Visiting Hours

Visiting in the CVICU is flexible to meet your needs. You or your family can speak with your nurse to plan and co-ordinate visiting times. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Learn more about visiting patients at UHN.​

What We Do

The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) fulfils the needs of patients who have a condition that requires the skill of highly trained, compassionate health care professionals and specialized, modern technology. We are proud to be Canada's first recipient of the Gold Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.​

As the largest unit of its kind in Canada, and the third largest in North America, we care for 1,500 heart surgery patients, 30 heart transplant patients, and 600 vascular surgery patients each year.

Our goal is to provide you the best possible care, and we achieve this by working together with you and your loved ones. You are all important members of our team and your input is important to us.​

 Health Information

​The Patient & Family Education Program at UHN offers valuable resources to help you understand your condition.​

Resources from the Patient & Family Education Program PDF Icon

* These material(s) are also available in other languages.

More information on cardiac and heart Health:

Visit our health information section.​​​​​


Our team​ performs some of the most complex surgeries in Canada. Find out how to prepare and what to expect during and after your hospital stay by reading Your Heart Surgery​ guide.


Do you have questions about what to expect when visiting the CVICU, or how to participate in your loved one​’s care? Watch the video » ​​​

 Patient & Family Services

​You can find services throughout UHN. Learn more about patient and family services available at UHN​.