Coronary heart disease: risk factor management
Julie Foxton Senior nurse adviser, HEART UK, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Michaela Nuttall CHD Co-ordinator, Bromley Primary Care Trust, Kent
Jillian Riley Head of postgraduate education for nurses, Allied health professionals, Royal Brompton Hospital, and honorary lecturer, Imperial College, London
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the UK. Nurses have a pivotal role in the management of high-risk patients and the modification of risk factors.
Primary Health Care. 15, 6, 41-50. doi: 10.7748/phc2005.07.15.6.41.c545