Facilities/Patient Mix

Learning activities take place at the East Baltimore Campus (including the Johns Hopkins Hospital), and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Johns Hospital has 1040 acute beds, of which approximately 46 beds are assigned to patients requiring cardiac-related care on Halsted 5 and in the Coronary Care/Step-down Unit (24 beds). Approximately 75 patients per month are seen on the Division's Clinical Consult Service. The Bayview Medical Center is a 692-bed facility, which includes a 12-bed Coronary Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and 16-bed Progressive Care Unit (PCU).

The two main campuses function as a unified division to provide the highest standard of care to a wide variety of patients. The patient population seen at Hopkins provides a broad range of cardiovascular disorders. In addition to patients from the surrounding area, Hopkins attracts patients from a worldwide catchment area. Patients are seen on a referral basis from the Johns Hopkins Emergency Department, other services within the hospital, and from physicians in the Mid-Atlantic community and beyond. In the course of their training, Fellows will see virtually every known form of adult cardiovascular disorder.

Facilities are available for Fellows to gain experience in electrocardiography, exercise and pharmacologic stress testing, as well as Doppler/echocardiography, ambulatory ECG monitoring and noninvasive peripheral vascular studies. There are also appropriate facilities for cardiac catheterization, angiography, and other invasive procedures.

The cardiology division at both Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Bayview campus have their own 64 detector CT scanners as well as facilities for MR imaging. PET viability imaging facilities are also available at the Johns Hopkins  Campus.

Appropriate facilities are also available for laboratory testing, nuclear cardiology, myocardial perfusion imaging, managing patients with arrthymias, including all areas of electrophysiological testing. The division also maintains modern intensive cardiac care facilities at both the Hopkins and Bayview campuses.

In addition to the research facilities and laboratories at the East Baltimore Campus, the Bayview campus has extensive research facilities. It also houses the offices and laboratories of The National Institute on Aging, with which Hopkins has an affiliation and has actively collaborated for 30 years. A 563,000-square-foot Biomedical Research Center (BRC), which will house both the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is nearing completion.