End-of-life care in patients with heart failure


Journal Article (Review)

Heart failure is a chronic condition with a high mortality rate. Despite that, many patients with this disease do not receive optimal end-of-life care. This review discusses some of the complex issues surrounding end-of-life carefor heart failure patients, including the difficulty in predicting prognosis for any given patient and the increasing use of device therapy. The review also discusses issues with regard to patient-provider communication for heart failure patients, as well as symptom relief for those with advanced disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yager, JEE; Rogers, JG

Published Date

  • September 21, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 139 - 145

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0969-9260

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1179/096992605X48633

Citation Source

  • Scopus