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, , , , , and 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.
- Changes in Primary Noncardiac Diagnoses Over Time Among Elderly Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Patients in the United States
- Accompanying Editorial (Dr. David Morrow, Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Brigham and Women's Hospital)
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