Palliative care in heart failure.

  title={Palliative care in heart failure.},
  author={Katie J Wiskar and Mustafa Toma and Barret Rush},
  journal={Trends in cardiovascular medicine},
  volume={28 7},
Palliative care (PC) is now recommended by all major cardiovascular societies for advanced heart failure (HF). PC is a philosophy of care that uses a holistic approach to address physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs in patients with a terminal disease process. In HF, PC has been shown to improve symptoms and quality of life, facilitate advanced care planning, decrease hospital readmissions, and decrease hospital-associated healthcare costs. Although PC is still underutilized in HF… CONTINUE READING
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