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Mortality Risk Assessment and Prognostication

Maral Ouzounian, Jack V. Tu, Peter C. Austin, and Douglas S. Lee

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter summarizes the available clinical methods for mortality risk assessment and prognostication in heart failure (HF). It begins by introducing the risk assessment and prognostication using ... More


Breathlessness in heart failure

David P. Dutka and Miriam J. Johnson

in Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease: A guide to clinical management

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530039
eISBN:
9780191730450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Breathlessness is a basic symptom of heart failure. In spite of the importance accorded to the disease in giving insight to the severity of dyspnoea, heart failure has only been recently spoken of as ... More


Cardiac disease

Romayne Gallagher and Gil Kimel

in Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694143
eISBN:
9780191739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0095
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter contains case studies to show the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to diagnose and manage cardiac disease. It includes a variety of questions such as: How to approach ... More


Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease: A guide to clinical management

Sara Booth and Deborah Dudgeon (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530039
eISBN:
9780191730450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Dyspnoea (breathlessness) is an uncomfortable awareness of breathing that occurs in approximately 30–75% of terminal cancer patients. It is one of the most distressing symptoms for both patients and ... More


The Elderly Patient With Heart Failure

Christopher Ward and Neil Gillespie

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter starts by discussing older patients, and by presenting the aspirations of patients with heart failure (HF) and specific age-related problems. The aetiology of HF in the elderly and the ... More


The Course to Death in Heart Failure

Jeffrey Teuteberg and Winifred G Teuteberg

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter begins by considering the mode of death in patients with heart failure (HF). Death from progressive systolic HF is discussed. Prediction models have been developed to assist in risk ... More


Heart Failure: Pathophysiology

Yasuhiro Ikeda, Takeshi Yamamoto, Masafumi Yano, and Masunori Matsuzaki

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter considers the state of knowledge in the pathophysiology of heart failure (HF). In particular, it reviews the pathophysiological characteristics of HF, and describes the link between ... More


Heart Failure—Optimal Pharmacological Therapy

J.Paul Rocchiccioli and John J. V. Mcmurray

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter addresses the state of knowledge in the evidence-based management of heart failure (HF) with medications. Diuretics were amongst the first therapies to be used in the treatment of HF. ... More


Fatigue and Exercise Intolerance

Rebecca Boxer and Ileana Piña

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter summarizes fatigue and exercise intolerance as well as management strategies for the patient with heart failure (HF). There has been great effort to identify a causal relationship ... More


The Epidemiology of Heart Failure

John G.F. Cleland

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter concentrates on the state of knowledge in the epidemiology of heart failure (HF). It starts by addressing the definition, diagnosis, and cause of HF in order to understand the ... More


Advanced Heart Failure: The Role of the Surgeon

Stephen Westaby and Gabriele B. Bertoni

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter deals with the state of knowledge on the role of the surgeon on the advanced heart failure (HF). It begins by addressing how the HF patient reaches the surgeon. The surgeon's role is to ... More


Supportive Care in Heart Failure

James Beattie and Sarah Goodlin (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Heart failure occurs in almost epidemic proportions, placing a huge burden on both the healthcare system, and sufferers and their families. The care of this group of patients has evolved ... More


Dyspnoea

Patricia M. Dacidson, Phillip J. Newton, and Peter S. Macdonald

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter aims to describe the physiological basis of dyspnoea; discuss a conceptual model for the patient's perception and management of dyspnoea; outline useful pharmacological and ... More


Heart disease

J. Simon and R. Gibbs

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629609
eISBN:
9780191730054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

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 ... More


Quality of Life in Heart Failure

Corrine Jurgens, Jom Suwanno, and Barbara Riegel

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter lends some clarity to the discussion of quality of life in heart failure (HF). To do so, it explores definitions of quality of life, outlines the literature on the effect of HF on ... More


Sleep-disordered Breathing in Heart Failure

Lip Bun Tan, Thomas Köhnlein, and Mark W.Elliot

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses sleep-disordered breathing in heart failure (HF). The association between HF and sleep disturbance can be divided into two major categories: the symptoms of HF which result in ... More


Interdisciplinary Care in Heart Failure

Tiny Jaarsma

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Heart failure (HF) management aims at preventing disease progression, prolonging survival, and improving the quality of life of affected patients. In daily practice, the health-care provider is faced ... More


Decision-making in Advanced Heart Failure

Clyde W. Yancy

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0023
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter provides a discussion on decision-making in issues surrounding advanced heart failure (HF). It concentrates on patients with American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association ... More


Depression and Anxiety in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

David Bekelman and Mark D. Sullivan

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter summarizes research concerning the assessment, epidemiology, and management of depression and anxiety in patients with chronic heart failure (HF). It starts by emphasizing the ... More


Cognitive Impairment

Giuseppe Zuccalà, Alice Laudisio, and Roberto Bernabei

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter starts by addressing the epidemiology and aetiology of heart failure (HF) with cognitive impairment. The clinical features and treatment of cognitive impairment associated with HF are ... More


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