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Sudden cardiac death in adults: causes, incidence and interventions

26 May 2010

Nursing Standard


Many nurses will be familiar with the unexpected death of an adult patient following a sudden, life-threatening cardiac event. It is a situation that demands...

Into the rhythm

15 June 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

With more than two million people in the UK having an arrhythmia, a campaign is raising awareness of the importance of pulse taking.

Heart to heart

19 September 2007

Nursing Standard


Cardiac arrhythmias are common but specialist services in the UK are patchy. The British Heart Foundation has stepped into the breach by funding nurses to provide a...

Promoting health-related quality of life in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator

01 March 2017

Nursing Standard


Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are an effective treatment to reduce mortality rates in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death. However,...