Study says cardiac patients may not understand their disease

03/7/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A review of study data found many patients who had cardiovascular procedures did not fully understand their conditions. Nurses should take that into account when giving discharge instructions, according to University of Nebraska researchers. The study in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing said nurses should provide "evidence-based education and counseling" and find out whether patients understand their disease, procedure and recovery.

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