An Assessment of the Current Status on the Palliative Care in Patients with End-of-life Stage Heart Failure – Journal of Cardiac Failure

According to the recommendations and guidelines for palliative care in end-stage heart failure, the health-care professionals should inform patients and their family about prognosis, life-prolonging procedures and the role of the palliative care and the hospice program. However, very few patients have discussed about their wishes for medical care at the end-of-life in advance. There still remain a lot of issues to be resolved about palliative care in end-stage heart failure. Of the 1044 patients with heart failure who admitted in our hospital between April 2010 to July 2013, 68 patients died.

via An Assessment of the Current Status on the Palliative Care in Patients with End-of-life Stage Heart Failure – Journal of Cardiac Failure.

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