Management of patients with complications from heart disease

Wilson, Geoff and Ferrer, Joachim (2005) Management of patients with complications from heart disease. In: Smetzer & Bare's textbook of medical-surgical nursing: first Australian/New Zealand edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Broadway, N.S.W., Australia, pp. 791-818. ISBN 1-920994-00-9

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Today, the patient with heart disease can be assisted to live longer and achieve a higher qulity of life than even a decade ago. Through advancements in diagnostic procedures that allow earlier and more accurate diagnoses, treatment can begin well before significant debilitation occurs. Newer treatments, technologies, and pharmacotherapies are being developed rapidly. However, heart disease remains a chronic condition, and complications may develop. This chapter presents the complications most often resulting from heart diseases and the treatments provided by the health care team for these complications.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 30. The publication is based on Brunner & Suddarth's textbook of medical-surgical nursing 10e.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 03:59
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 01:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: management; heart disease; nursing
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing

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