coronary care unit


coronary care unit
= CCU
a designated ward of a hospital to which the most serious cardiac cases are transferred for specialist monitoring and treatment.

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  • coronary care unit — n. the facility in a hospital specializing in the intensive care and monitoring of patients having serious heart problems * * * …   Universalium

  • coronary care unit — n. the facility in a hospital specializing in the intensive care and monitoring of patients having serious heart problems …   English World dictionary

  • Coronary care unit — A coronary care unit (CCU) is a hospital ward specialized in the care of patients with heart attacks, unstable angina, Cardiac dysrhythmia and (in practice) various other cardiac conditions that require continuous monitoring and treatment.… …   Wikipedia

  • coronary care unit — noun a hospital unit specially staffed and equipped to treat patients with serious cardiac problems • Hypernyms: ↑intensive care unit, ↑ICU • Part Holonyms: ↑hospital …   Useful english dictionary

  • coronary-care unit — /kawr euh ner ee kair , kor / a specialized hospital unit for the early care and treatment of heart attack patients. Abbr.: CCU * * * …   Universalium

  • coronary-care unit — /kawr euh ner ee kair , kor / a specialized hospital unit for the early care and treatment of heart attack patients. Abbr.: CCU …   Useful english dictionary

  • coronary care unit — a designated ward of a hospital to which the most serious cardiac cases are transferred for specialist monitoring and treatment …   Medical dictionary

  • coronary care unit — (CCU) a specially designed and equipped hospital area containing a small number of private rooms, with all facilities necessary for constant observation and possible emergency treatment of patients with severe heart disease …   Medical dictionary

  • coronary care — see under unit …   Medical dictionary

  • Intensive-care unit — ICU room An intensive care unit (ICU), critical care unit (CCU), intensive therapy unit/intensive treatment unit (ITU) or High Dependency Unit (HDU) is a specialized department in a hospital that provides intensive care medicine. Many hospitals… …   Wikipedia


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