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Advance care planning (ACP)

Miriam Johnson, Karen Hogg, James Beattie and Max Watson.

in Heart Failure

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine. 2036 words.

Advance care planning is a voluntary process whereby patients can express their preferences and goals for future care in advance of the event that they lose capacity. Exploring preferences...

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Cardiovascular problems

David Currow and Katherine Clark.

in Emergencies in Palliative and Supportive Care

P ublished online August 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine. 6881 words.

Superior vena cava obstruction - Acute limb ischaemia - Cardiac tamponade - Pericarditis - Infective endocarditis - Venous thromboembolic disease - Acute cardiac decompensation - Cutaneous...

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Care of the dying

Miriam Johnson, Karen Hogg, James Beattie and Max Watson.

in Heart Failure

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine. 2128 words.

Caring well for those who are dying with heart failure is crucially important. The last few hours or days of life can be difficult to recognise in heart failure, but possible for many. This...

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The challenge of patients with heart failure (HF): barriers to accessing supportive and palliative care

Miriam Johnson, Karen Hogg, James Beattie and Max Watson.

in Heart Failure

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine. 2312 words.

Heart failure is a major public health problem, which is escalating due to the ageing population, improved survival from acute cardiac events and the beneficial impact of secondary...

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Communication in HF

Miriam Johnson, Karen Hogg, James Beattie and Max Watson.

in Heart Failure

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine; Communication Skills. 3411 words.

As prevalence and available treatments for heart failure have increased, so has the need for clear and timely communication. Repeated studies over the past decade highlight that patients...

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CPR and device therapy at the end of life

Miriam Johnson, Karen Hogg, James Beattie and Max Watson.

in Heart Failure

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine. 2612 words.

Issues around cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and device therapy can become complex in end stage heart failure. There may be unrealistic expectations from patient and clinician regarding...

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Diagnosing end-stage heart disease

Miriam Johnson, Karen Hogg, James Beattie and Max Watson.

in Heart Failure

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine. 2673 words.

End stage disease may be prolonged and interspersed by periods of time when the patient seems improved. Symptom and caregiver burden is significant, and the timing of death can be difficult...

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Emergencies in Palliative and Supportive Care

David Currow and Katherine Clark.

November 2006; p ublished online August 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Dermatology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Gastroenterology; Haematology; Neurology; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Psychiatry; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Genito-urinary Medicine. 344 pages.

This is a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in palliative care. It provides clinical guidance for the management of people with progressive life limiting...

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Heart Failure

Miriam Johnson, Karen Hogg and James Beattie.

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine; Communication Skills. 240 pages.

Excellent end of life care for people with heart failure is challenging but possible. In easily digestible summaries, this resource presents practical advice about how and when to integrate...

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Heart Failure

Roy S. Gardner, Theresa A. McDonagh and Niki L. Walker.

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Pathology; Clinical Skills; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Interventional Radiology; Surgical Skills; Transplant Surgery; Critical Care; Medical Oncology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Medical Skills; Peri-operative Care; Palliative Medicine. 512 pages.

Heart failure is an important and ever expanding sub-speciality of cardiology, and many health care professional bodies are now developing specialist expertise in heart failure. With...

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