The Changing Face of Critical Care Cardiology

August 11, 2017

The Changing Face of Critical Care Cardiology


It's not your father's coronary care unit anymore. Which patients comprise the modern cardiac intensive care unit (CICU)? 

In this video, U-M cardiovascular fellow Shashank Sinha, M.D., M.Sc.  describes a new paper that he wrote with IHPI members Michael W. Sjoding, Hallie C. Prescott, Theodore J. Iwashyna, Hitinder S. Gurm, Colin R. Cooke, and Brahmajee K. Nallamothu. They compiled and analyzed comprehensive national data on the number, types and outcomes of patients admitted to CICUs over the past decade. The trends they uncovered demonstrate a rise in primary non-cardiac diagnoses, leading to important training and staffing implications. 

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