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coronary care unit Syllabification: cor·o·nar·y care unit

Entry from US English dictionary

(abbreviation CCU)

Definition of coronary care unit in English:


A hospital department that provides special care and monitoring for heart patients.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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