coronary care unit


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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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Noun1.coronary care unit - a hospital unit specially staffed and equipped to treat patients with serious cardiac problems
hospital - a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care
ICU, intensive care unit - a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care
Translations

cor·o·nar·y care u·nit

n. unidad de atención coronaria; sala de hospital reservada para el cuidado de pacientes que requieren atención relacionada con infarto coronario.
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As a result of the incident, the inquest heard that procedures in the coronary care unit had been reviewed and tightened up.
Work will start this weekend when Bersham and Morris wards will be moved to clear the way for refurbishment and adaptation work to be carried out to create the coronary care unit.
The inquest heard procedures in the coronary care unit had since been reviewed and tightened up.
Sadly, the fact is that acute medical and surgical services and vital coronary care unit are still set to be transferred as planned, despite the fact that we need the coronary care unit locally - by the time we get to Bangor or Glan Clwyd it could be too late.
Mother Teresa was rushed to the hospital by ambulance, then taken to the intensive coronary care unit.
director of Coronary Care Unit, San Diego Veterans Hospital and the study's lead investigator stated, "While elevated BNP levels in patients presenting with dyspnea can help to diagnose heart failure, BNP levels alone cannot differentiate systolic versus diastolic dysfunction.
I WOULD like to express my sincere thanks to Ward 11 in the coronary care unit at the University Hospital at Walsgrave.
Dr James de Lemos, of the coronary care unit at the centre, said: "It's a day-to-day, meal-to-meal battle, but it's worth fighting.
But protesters at a packed Conwy Local Health Board meeting were told the coronary care unit would move with services transferred to other North Wales hospitals.
My husband Jimmy and I would also like to express our warmest thanks to the coronary care unit in Broadgreen hospital.
I've been in the A&E about 40 times and the Coronary Care Unit over 30 times so they all know me down at Good Hope," he said.
A team of doctors has developed criteria that can be used to determine whether a patient suffering from chest pain actually needs to be admitted to a coronary care unit (CCU).