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

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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We need to strictly differentiate between patient acuity levels in Acute Coronary Care Units as opposed to cardiology wards, which are often these days lumped under the one name.
Most Acute Coronary Care Units (CCUs) house patients with the same acuity (sometimes higher) than High Dependency Units and we need to be very mindful of that now we have a chance to set these ratios up.

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