coronary-care unit

[ kawr-uh-ner-ee kair, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr əˌnɛr i ˈkɛər, ˈkɒr- /


a specialized hospital unit for the early care and treatment of heart-attack patients. Abbreviation: CCU Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for coronary care unit

coronary care unit


A hospital unit that is specially equipped to treat and monitor patients with serious heart conditions, such as coronary thrombosis.
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