Term Coronary Care Units
Code LD-3300.1500
Definition Programs staffed by specially trained nursing personnel that make monitoring and specialized support and treatment equipment available to patients who, because of heart seizure, open heart surgery or other life-threatening conditions, require intensified, comprehensive observation and care. Special units may be available for myocardial infarction, pulmonary care and heart transplants.
Created 10/25/93
Changed 1/21/10
Use References Cardiac Intensive Care
Cardiac Units
See Also References Cardiothoracic Surgery (LV-8300.1500)
Cardiovascular Medicine (LV-3300.1500)
Heart Transplants (LT-6200.3000)
External Classification Terms Emergency Medical Services & Transport (NTE E62)
Emergency Services, Hospital Based (NPC E09.03)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Related Concepts Emergency and Crisis Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References

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