Ethics Guidelines for Destination Therapy
Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2006 April; 81(4): 1185-1188
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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 ...
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 (2011-06)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).