Differences between patients with cardiovascular disease and cancer referred for palliative care.
Our analysis from a national registry shows that compared to cancer, cardiovascular disease patients referred to palliative care are a decade older, have worse functional status and clinician-estimated prognosis. Both groups have very high symptom burden, with cardiovascular disease patients experiencing more dyspnea while pain, nausea, and fatigue are more common in cancer.
Warraich, HJ; Wolf, SP; Troy, J; Swetz, KM; Goldstein, NE; Mentz, RJ; Jain, N; Desai, AS; Kamal, AH
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