American Heart Association

Statement issued to guide policy decisions for palliative care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Palliative care is “central” and should be integrated into the treatment of patients with heart disease and stroke, says a new policy statement from the American Heart Association.

Among the nearly 30 recommendations was a call for care teams to work with patients and families at […]

Video helps heart failure patients choose end-of-life care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A picture may be worth even more than a thousand words.

People with advanced heart failure who watched a short video depicting different levels of end-of-life care were more likely to choose comfort care over invasive care that could prolong their lives, according to new research […]