Features June 2018 Issue

The Cardiology Intensive Care Unit: Where Lives Are Saved

CICUs have the resources to care for the sickest heart patients.

The Cardiology Intensive Care Unit: Where Lives Are Saved

Here’s what makes these units the best place for very sick patients to be.

Families often become extremely fearful when a heart patient is transferred to an intensive care unit (ICU). The number of strange tubes, monitors and machines can be frightening, and the continual presence of nurses can be worrisome. But when a heart patient becomes very sick, the care provided in a cardiology or cardiac ICU (CICU) may turn their life around.

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