cardiac care unit


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cardiac care unit

An inpatient unit designed to care for patients with cardiac problems—e.g., myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, heart failure—who require intensive observation and monitoring and/or intervention, including thrombolysis and cardiac pacing.
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Further, I believe that the ability to accurately and precisely measure cardiac output in virtually any time and place will enable a whole new range of applications, such as emergency medicine, cardiac care units, dialysis clinics and in determining exercise cardiac output (ECOTM).
Cassem and Hackett (1971) report that several males, in the cardiac care unit of the hospital in which they conducted their study, were concerned with impotence.
Singh had been transferred to the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU) after the operation.
The evidence presented to the jury was whether the defendants were negligent when they "Jailed to maintain the patient in a Cardiac Care Unit or telemetry unit with continuous EKG and 02 Sat.
Nurse Amy Greene was approximately half way through her twelve-hour shift in the cardiac care unit where, pursuant to physician's orders, she was caring for Lida.
Amsterdam, professor of medicine and director of the cardiac care unit at the University of California, Davis.
She added: "I've just been in to see her in the critical cardiac care unit, but no-one is going to know how she's doing till tomorrow.
This fall, McKenzie-Willamette plans to launch an $8 million project to build the open heart surgery facility, which will include a nine-bed, post-operative cardiac care unit.
She was stunned to be told she had suffered a heart attack and she spent time in the cardiac care unit at the James Cook in the expert hands of nursing staff.
in the cardiac care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and told by an ICU nurse this would be a Valentine's Day she would never forget.
Patients suffering heart attacks are taken straight to the hospital's cardiac care unit and the only services which the unit cannot carry out are resuscitation and problems which need complex diagnosis, such as CT scans.
All took acute medical admissions but lacked at least one of the five services of acute general surgery, an A&E department taking casualties, resident anaesthetic cover, an intensive care unit or a cardiac care unit.