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Cardiac Clinical Decision Unit (CCDU)

Our Heart Failure Clinic, advanced cardiac imaging services and a dedicated area for people with heart symptoms are just a few of the services that make our Cardiac Clinical Decision Unit (CCDU) unique to the Kansas City area. With 18 patient beds, 4 outpatient exam rooms, 1 procedure room and private consultation rooms, we can efficiently and effectively treat you when you need additional diagnostic services or a brief intervention.

In the CCDU, our team can rapidly evaluate and treat:

  • Low-risk chest pain patients who don't require immediate Cath Lab intervention
  • New-onset atrial fibrillation
  • First fainting episodes or syncope
  • Mild heart failure

An Extension of the ER

If you suffer a heart attack, you need quick care for the best outcome. But often, cardiac conditions aren't easily diagnosed and more time may be required for monitoring. Typically, Emergency Room physicians and staff evaluate patients with heart conditions alongside other emergent patients.

At North Kansas City Hospital, we move patients with potential heart issues to the CCDU. This keeps the ER open for emergent patients and provides a dedicated area where patients with cardiac conditions receive specialized care.

The CCDU's specific protocols can shorten your hospital stay because our team evaluates your condition quickly and streamlines your testing streamlined. Cardiologists from Meritas Health Cardiology oversee and manage cardiac evaluations.

To learn more, call 816-691-3095.

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