Definition of coronary care unit in English:

coronary care unit


(also CCU)
  • A hospital department that provides special care and monitoring for heart patients.

    ‘Data were collected in a 32-bed coronary care unit of Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.’
    • ‘The Erne Hospital mobile coronary care unit is a 24/7 service serving a population of 58,000 people across Fermanagh and South Tyrone and has been in operation since 1984.’
    • ‘There is also a 17-bed intensive care unit, a 12-bed burns unit, a 10-bed coronary care unit, six operating theatres, a renal dialysis unit and a fracture clinic.’
    • ‘An appeal is under way to raise £1.3 million to build a new 10-bed coronary care unit.’
    • ‘He will also visit the hospital's accident and emergency department, the coronary care unit, intensive care and orthopaedics.’