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.

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.

coronary care unit

The 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.

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.

coronary care unit

A 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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The role of the coronary care units (CCU) have evolved markedly from a purely an observational unit dedicated to the monitoring and prompt resuscitation of patients with myocardial infarction, to a unit treating an increasingly aging population with complex cardiac conditions and concomitant non-cardiac comorbidities1,2.
Analysis of diagnosis and management of 382 patients over 65 years admitted to the Coronary Care Unit
"Certainly in the United States when you go to a coronary care unit you'll find that the majority of the patients have an LDL [cholesterol level] under 110 mg/dL or have never had their LDL measured.
The money, presented to Mayor Councillor Tarsaim Singh (centre) by Asian Business Centre advisory group chairman Hari Rai (right) and Wolverhampton Chamber marketing director Michelle Dowse (left) goes to the Mayor's chosen charities - the Wolverhampton branch of Cancer Research, New Cross Hospital Coronary Care Unit, The Haven Hostel, Wolverhampton Diabetic Association and Rotary Sightsavers International.
"The Case for Intensive Dissemination: Adoption of Practice Guidelines in the Coronary Care Unit." QRB 18(12):449-55, Dec.
BERMUDA and Stockingford Intensive Care Support Team (BASICS) have raised PS10,000 for the Coronary Care Unit at George Eliot Hospital.
LYING seriously ill in a coronary care unit prompted a man to compete at the National Eisteddfod.
Hywel Dda health board said ward seven, the acute coronary unit and the coronary care unit were shut with visiting restricted across the whole of Withybush hospital after Norovirus was confirmed in some cases.
The 85-year-old was taken out of the ICU at the Ulster Hospital in Belfast yesterday into the coronary care unit where he continues to be treated for heart problems.
This was due to having chest pain and going to casualty at Whiston hospital, I was quickly diagnosed as having a heart attack and was taken to the coronary care unit.
I am writing to thank our local NSWNA delegates and organisers, especially Suzanne McNeil and Wendy Goodman, from the John Hunter Hospital following their assistance in representing members from Coronary Care Unit to ensure unpaid shift penalty payments were paid.