American Heart Association

Conference looks at the issues surrounding mortality and medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

To draw attention to how care is offered to people with advanced illness, a two-day conference focused on strategies that align high quality care with the goals and wishes of the patients who are facing mortality.

“All of us here understand – at the most human […]

September 21st, 2016|Categories: Health, Patients|Tags: , , |3 Comments

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 […]

Doctors reluctant to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients

Healthcare providers hesitated to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients and their families because they felt uncomfortable mentioning the topic or felt patients weren’t ready to talk about it, according to a new study presented at the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers surveyed 50 […]

June 4th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Doctors reluctant to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients

Stroke patients should receive customized palliative care

People recovering from a stroke should have a well-coordinated medical team to personalize care, optimize quality of life and minimize suffering, according to a scientific statement published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

The statement is the first in the United States to outline fundamental palliative care for […]