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Heart disease

J. Simon and R. Gibbs

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780192629609
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730054 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0004
Heart disease

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This chapter considers the potential for palliative care in heart disease. It addresses the following questions: Which patients are likely to benefit from palliative care? How many patients are likely to be affected? What problems do they have? It then presents a summary of research on the effectiveness of interventions/services for heart failure and intractable angina. This is followed by discussions of priorities for further research and implications for clinical management.

Keywords: palliative care; heart failure; intractable angina; clinical management

Chapter.  7125 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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