Palliative Medicine Consultation for Preparedness Planning in Patients Receiving Left Ventricular Assist Devices as Destination Therapy
Swetz, Keith M
Freeman, Monica R
AbouEzzeddine, Omar F
Carter, Kari A
Boilson, Barry A
Ottenberg, Abigale L
Park, Soon J
Mueller, Paul S
Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic 2011 Jun; 86(6): 493-500
To assess the benefit of proactive palliative medicine consultation for delineation of goals of care and quality-of-life preferences before implantation of left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy (DT).
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Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues in Patients Treated With Left Ventricular Assist Devices as Destination Therapy Swetz, Keith M; Ottenberg, Abigale L; Freeman, Monica R; Mueller, Paul S (2011-09)Left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy (DT) improve quality of life for many patients with advanced heart failure. However, DT can be associated with risks such as infection, bleeding, and stroke, and may ...