The Genesis, Maturation, and Future of Critical Care Cardiology.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) has changed considerably over time and now serves a unique patient population with a high burden of cardiovascular and noncardiovascular critical illness. Patient complexity and technological evolutions in the CICU have catalyzed the development of critical care cardiology, a fledgling discipline that combines specialization in cardiovascular diseases with knowledge and experience in critical care medicine. Numerous uncertainties and challenges threaten to stymie the growth of this field. A multidisciplinary dialogue focused on the best care design for the CICU patient is needed as we consider alternative approaches to clinical training, staffing, and investigation in this rapidly evolving arena.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Katz, JN; Minder, M; Olenchock, B; Price, S; Goldfarb, M; Washam, JB; Barnett, CF; Newby, LK; van Diepen, S

Published Date

  • July 5, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 67 - 79

PubMed ID

  • 27364053

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3597

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.04.036


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States