Palliative care for end-stage heart failure.

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Abstract

Heart failure is growing in prevalence. Despite an array of treatments targeting a complicated pathophysiology, heart failure ultimately leads to death, and thus there is a clear need to provide palliative care to persons with end-stage heart failure. Palliative care, or education and support of the patient and family and management of distressing symptoms, should be provided throughout the course of the illness. Clinicians need additional information about how to palliate symptoms in advanced heart failure. This article summarizes recent reports about prognostication and identification of patients who are likely to die soon, and the management of fatigue, dyspnea, pain, and depression in heart failure. Palliative care or supportive care of the patient and family should be incorporated into comprehensive care throughout the course of heart failure. Data about hospice care for persons with heart failure are summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent heart failure reports.
Volume2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Palliative Care
Heart Failure
Hospice Care
Patient Education
Dyspnea
Fatigue
Patient Care
Depression
Pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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Palliative care for end-stage heart failure. / Goodlin, Sarah.

In: Current heart failure reports., Vol. 2, No. 3, 09.2005, p. 155-160.

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