Whether you’re recovering from a heart attack, need in-home care after a stroke or have heart disease, you may be cared for by a nurse. A local nurse may work in a hospital, clinic, nursing home or in a patient’s home. There are many diifferent types of nurses, including oncology nurses, cardiovascular nurses and pediatric nurses. Patients who have had a cardiovascular event or heart surgery will work with a local cardiologist. Some cardiovascular patients may benefit from working with a local nurse as well, and/or other healthcare professionals such as a local registered dietitian, nutritionist, family physician, physiotherapist or kinesiologist. A nurse can also help patients who are struggling with obesity or metabolic syndrome eat healthy, get enough exercise and lower high triglycerides. Whether you need in-hospital care, post-surgery wound changes or cardiac rehab support, a local nurse can help you improve mobility and reduce pain. If you’d like more information about how a local nurse can help you, start by talking to your local family physician.