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I keep hearing physicians call for ccu in the er. what does ccu stand for?

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Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Critical Care unit: The critical care unit is another name for the intensive care unit.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 20 years experience
Coronary care unit: The acronym refers to the team of physicians (generally, cardiologists) who take care of critically ill patients suffering from cardiac diseases (i.e. Akin to the "icu", or intensive care unit, for critically ill patients with general medical conditions, the ccu is specifically for cardiac patients needing this level of intensive care).
Dr. Edward Hulten
Cardiology 18 years experience
Cardiac Care Unit: This term in the USA usually refers to cardiac care unit or coronary care unit but in some locations may refer to critical care unit.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Critical care unit: In some hospitals, ccu stands for the critical care unit.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Coronary Care Unit: Usually it means the coronary care unit, but some hospitals also use ccu to mean critical care unit.

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