Cardiac nursing refers cares for patients who suffer from numerous conditions of the cardiovascular system. Cardiac nurses play a major role in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular conditions by working with patients experiencing heart attacks, angina, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, and other conditions.
Acute cardiac care: This involves the emergency management of heart attacks and immediate management of other cardiac conditions, including heart arrhythmias and heart failure.
Chronic cardiac care: This involves the management of the long term and chronic cardiac conditions the most common symptoms of Chronic cardiac disease are chest pains and a heart attack. Other symptoms include palpitations and unusual breathlessness. In several cases people may not show any symptoms before they are diagnosed.