Differences between patients with cardiovascular disease and cancer referred for palliative care.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Warraich, HJ; Wolf, SP; Troy, J; Swetz, KM; Goldstein, NE; Mentz, RJ; Jain, N; Desai, AS; Kamal, AH

Published Date

  • March 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 233 /

Start / End Page

  • 5 - 9

PubMed ID

  • 33306993

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6744

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ahj.2020.11.016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States