Resuscitation preferences among patients with severe congestive heart failure: results from the SUPPORT project. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments.


BACKGROUND We sought to describe the resuscitation preferences of patients hospitalized with an exacerbation of severe congestive heart failure, perceptions of those preferences by their physicians, and the stability of the preferences. METHODS AND RESULTS Of 936 patients in this study, 215 (23%) explicitly stated that they did not want to be resuscitated… (More)

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