When is admission to an intermediate care unit indicated for the treatment of unstable angina?

Updated: Oct 01, 2020
  • Author: Walter Tan, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Patients are admitted to intermediate care units when they are asymptomatic but have any of the following conditions:

  • Atrial arrhythmia, supraventricular tachycardia, or low-grade second-degree atrioventricular block

  • Isolated basilar rales

  • Borderline blood pressure

  • Symptoms with minimal activity

  • Presence of major comorbidity (eg, severe pulmonary, renal, or hepatic disease; bleeding history; or dyscrasia)

  • Very advanced age or frailty


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