Heart Disease and Palliative Care

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Heart Failure Palliative Care

Resources for those interested in palliative care for individuals & families living with heart failure.

Dec 26, 2014 - nursingideas.ca - 15
Nursing impact on 30-day re-admission - Nursing Ideas

The Article: Hospital nursing and 30-day readmission among medicare patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, and pneumonia Big Idea: Generally a health work enivonrment, lower nure patient ratios and more educated nurses are expected to improve care. This paper looks at the evidence of how the hospital environment (workplace culture, patient-to-nurse-ratio, and proportion of ...

Dec 26, 2014 - mendedhearts.org - 14
Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization, offers the gift of hope and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers, bringing all of us together to form a network of caring individuals.

Dec 26, 2014 - archinte.jamanetwork.com - 17
Advance Directives and Aortic Stenosis

1Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 2Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 3Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 4 Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Dec 26, 2014 - choosingwisely.org - 13
Implanted heart devices at the end of life

Download PDF An ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) is a small device that is placed in the chest. It helps to keep the heart beating normally. If the heart beats too fast, the device sends a powerful shock to the heart to help it beat normally again.

Jul 11, 2016 - aahfn.org - 13
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses

The nursing organization dedicated to improving patient care in heart failure, with many palliative care resources.

Jul 11, 2016 - heart.org - 16
Planning Ahead: Advanced Heart Failure

The American Heart Association explains that an important part of shared decision making in advanced heart failure is to clarify what you would want done when future events occur, including unexpected ones.

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