18 doctors weighed in:

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

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Coronary Care Unit

Usually it means the coronary care unit, but some hospitals also use ccu to mean critical care unit.

In brief: Coronary Care Unit

Usually it means the coronary care unit, but some hospitals also use ccu to mean critical care unit.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Thank
Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Coronary care unit

In brief: Coronary care unit

Critical care unit.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
Thank
Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
Thank
Dr. Steven Forman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Coronary care unit

Coronary care unit.

In brief: Coronary care unit

Coronary care unit.
Dr. Steven Forman
Dr. Steven Forman
Thank
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Critical care unit

In some hospitals, ccu stands for the critical care unit.

In brief: Critical care unit

In some hospitals, ccu stands for the critical care unit.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Thank
Dr. Edward Hulten
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Edward Hulten
Dr. Edward Hulten
Thank
Dr. William Goldsmith
Critical Care

In brief: Critical Care unit

The critical care unit is another name for the intensive care unit.

In brief: Critical Care unit

The critical care unit is another name for the intensive care unit.
Dr. William Goldsmith
Dr. William Goldsmith
Thank
Dr. Rupen Parikh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Coronary care unit

Ccu stands for coronary care unit or cardiac care unit.

In brief: Coronary care unit

Ccu stands for coronary care unit or cardiac care unit.
Dr. Rupen Parikh
Dr. Rupen Parikh
Thank
Dr. David Revere
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Coronary Care Unit

Coronary care unit.

In brief: Coronary Care Unit

Coronary care unit.
Dr. David Revere
Dr. David Revere
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors