Nursing care plan for coronary heart disease

Nursing care plan for coronary heart disease



Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It is a condition that develops when there is an obstruction in the flow of oxygenated blood to the cardiac muscles, caused by cholesterol deposits in the arteries and blockages.


Cholesterol and Blood Pressure: The nurse will evaluate the patient’s total cholesterol levels and blood pressure on a regular basis. These are essential indicators of the patient's health and will help to determine whether the patient is at risk of developing CHD or not.

Family History: The nurse should also ascertain whether the patient has any family history of CHD. This can help to determine the risk of developing this condition, which may be higher if there is a family history of CHD.

Lifestyle Habits: The nurse will assess the patient's lifestyle habits to see if they are conducive to good health, such as exercise and healthy dietary choices. Unhealthy lifestyle habits can increase the risk of developing CHD.

Nursing Diagnosis

Ineffective Health Maintenance: This is a diagnosis for the patient who has difficulty with implementing the recommended health behaviors for improving his/her health.

Risk for Cardiac Event: This diagnosis is applicable for patients who are at risk for developing CHD due to a number of risk factors including poor dietary choices, lack of exercise, and a family history of heart conditions.


The patient will: reduce the risk factors associated with the development of CHD.

The patient will: demonstrate an improved understanding of preventive health behaviors.

The patient will: demonstrate a decreased risk of developing CHD.


Health Teachings: The nurse will provide health teachings to the patient regarding health maintenance and preventive care for CHD. The nurse should provide the patient with information about how to manage their health, such as diet modification and regular physical activity.

Patient Monitoring: The nurse should monitor the patient’s status and health parameters on a regular basis. These include blood pressure, glucose levels, and cholesterol levels.

Referral to Health Care Provider: If necessary, the nurse should refer the patient to a cardiologist or other specialist for further evaluation and treatment.


Health Teachings: Health teachings enable the patient to gain knowledge about preventive health behaviors to reduce the risk of CHD.

Patient Monitoring: This allows the nurse to detect any abnormalities in the patient's health parameters that may indicate the need for further intervention.

Referral to Health Care Provider:Referral to a specialist ensures that the patient receives the best possible care for his/her condition.


At the end of the nursing care plan, the nurse should evaluate the effectiveness of the care provided. The nurse should look at the patient’s overall health, lifestyle habits, and health parameters to see if there have been any improvements.


To conclude, CHD is a serious condition that requires comprehensive care and management. Nursing care plans help to ensure that the patient receives the most appropriate care and treatment. It is important that nurses take all the necessary steps to identify and reduce the risk factors associated with CHD.


  • What are the risk factors for CHD? Some of the risk factors for CHD include smoking, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and a family history of heart conditions.
  • How is CHD treated? CHD is treated with medications, lifestyle modifications, and surgery in severe cases.
  • How can I prevent CHD? You can lower your risk of developing CHD by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding smoking.
  • Can nursing care plans help to prevent CHD? Yes, nursing care plans can help to reduce the risk of developing CHD by providing health teaching and monitoring the patient’s status.
  • When should I contact a doctor? If you experience any symptoms of CHD such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations, you should contact your doctor immediately.

Isabella White

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