coronary care unit(redirected from acute coronary care unit)
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cor·o·nar·y care u·nit (CCU),
a group of beds within a hospital set aside for the care of patients having or suspected of having myocardial infarction.
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coronary care unit
n. Abbr. CCU
A hospital unit that is specially equipped to treat and monitor patients with serious heart conditions, such as coronary thrombosis.
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coronary care unitThe preferred UK term for a tertiary care unit in hospital which manages an array of patients with unstable heart disease, including post-acute MI, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies and so on.
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cor·o·nar·y care u·nit(CCU) (kōr'ŏ-nār-ē kār yū'nit)
A group of beds within a hospital set aside for the care of patients having or suspected of having acute cardiac episodes.
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coronary care unitA hospital department or ward set aside for the monitoring and intensive care management of people who have suffered attacks of CORONARY THROMBOSIS and are in an unstable condition.
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