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What diseases can affect the different components of the cardiac system? How do they arise? Find out in this overview of cardiac pathophysiology
What is the role of nurses in witnessed resuscitation? How can they support relatives who wish to be present during an attempt at cardiopulmonary resuscitation on their loved one?
It is widely thought that drinking alcohol is harmful to people living with heart failure. This article reviews the evidence on whether these patients should be advised to abstain from alcohol
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How does the heart work? What does it do? What is it composed of? How do you examine it? This article offers cardiac anatomy and physiology in a nutshell
Heart failure and frailty often co-exist and patients with both are likely to have worse outcomes. Part three of this three-part series looks at the management of frailty in the context of heart failure. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Patients with heart failure must adhere to treatment and engage in self-care. Part two in this three-part series presents treatment options and stresses the role of nurses in patient education
Heart failure is a common cause of hospital admissions and is increasing in incidence. Part one of this three-part series sums up why it happens and how to diagnose it
A clinical research nurse on-call rota can dramatically improve recruitment to clinical trials. This initiative won the award for Clinical Research Nursing at the 2016 Nursing Times Awards
Inherited cardiac disease registries provide robust information for clinical care and research and ensure patients receive timely follow-up. This article reports on a Florence Nightingale Foundation travel scholarship
Nurses with advanced examination skills can help improve the detection rates of abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can be life-threatening if they grow large enough to rupture