Community cardiac nursing services

Community cardiac nursing services provide nursing care, rehabilitation, advice and guidance for adults who have suffered a cardiac event, including those with heart failure.

Community cardiac nursing services provide nursing care, rehabilitation, advice and guidance for adults who have suffered a cardiac event, including those with a diagnosis of heart failure.

A heart that is weak or damaged can cause other health issues if it is no longer able to pump blood around the body. Community cardiac nursing services support patients to manage their conditions and to maintain optimum health, thereby helping to extend the patient’s life.

Cardiac rehabilitation services care for patients who have coronary heart disease (CHD). They provide support and guidance to patients on making lifestyle changes to ensure better overall health. This is delivered at patients’ homes through a comprehensive programme of graded exercises, education, risk factor management and stress reduction.

Heart failure services care for patients who have a diagnosis of heart failure (left ventricular systolic dysfunction, or LVSD). They aim to enhance the care of patients, improving quality of life and ultimately preventing avoidable hospital admissions. Services focus on improving patient self-management, through education and support, working closely with general practitioners (GPs) and hospital consultants to help patients look after their heart health.

Eligibility criteria and referrals

Eligibility criteria and referrals vary according to location. For details, choose a service from the list below the map.

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