ARTICLESNursing Outcomes in Coronary Heart DiseaseDeaton, Christi PhD, RN, FAHA; Namasivayam, Susan MA, RGNAuthor Information Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom. (Deaton) Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, University of Manchester, United Kingdom. (Namasivayam) Corresponding author Christi Deaton, PhD, RN, FAHA, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, University of Manchester, Coupland III, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: September-October 2004 - Volume 19 - Issue 5 - p 308-315 Buy Abstract Nursing research has contributed to our knowledge of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), although much of the research has focused on acute cardiac events. Active and ongoing programs of research into CHD patient outcomes are essential as significant gaps remain. Consistently effective strategies to help patients change risk behaviors, recognize salient symptoms, manage their CHD and ischemic symptoms, improve function and quality of life, and prevent subsequent coronary events are needed, especially in the elderly and those with multiple comorbidities. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.