Heart disease is a general term covering many conditions that degrade the structure and functioning of the heart. Rhythm disorders, blockages, and heart attacks are some of the most common forms. Treating this leading cause of death requires highly attentive care.

An experienced caregiver will be able to promote positive lifestyle changes and develop programs to assist in these transitions. Proper nutrition, daily exercise, and stress reduction are important for recovery. One frequent stressor is the management of medication, and this can be alleviated through caregiver guidance. Also, when surgery is required, appropriate nursing care will shorten recovery time.