Cardiac Nursing

Cardiac nursing is a nursing specialty that works with patients suffering from various cardiovascular conditions. Heart nurses help treat conditions such as unstable angina, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, and cardiac dysrhythmia under the guidance of a cardiologist. Heart nurses perform postoperative surgical care, stress testing, cardiac monitoring, blood vessel monitoring, and health evaluation. Heart nurses work in many different environments, including coronary care units (CCUs), cardiac catheterization, intensive care units (ICUs), operating theaters, heart rehabilitation centers, clinical research, cardiac surgery departments, cardiovascular intensive care units.