RICHARD T. NOWITZ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RICHARD T. NOWITZ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Cardiac intensive care. Male cardiac (heart) patient is monitored in a cardiac intensive care unit. A nurse sits at a computer accessing the medical files of the patient. A heart monitor is at top left. In the background are intravenous drips and other monitoring equip- ment. The patient receives oxygen through a mask. Cardiac care units provide intensive care for victims of heart attack or patients recovering from heart surgery. Breathing, heart rate and other vital signs are all monitored, and nurses are trained to provide emergency treatment if the patient suddenly deteriorates. Photographed at Georgetown University Hospital, USA.
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