Editor in Chief, Dorland Health
Engage heart failure patients in decisions, AHA tells clinicians
An American Heart Association's scientific statement covering heart failure includes guidance for conversations between physicians and late-stage patients. The statement, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, calls for an annual discussion of prognosis, treatments and patient goals. "The process of checking in with patients on a regular basis is extremely important because heart failure and general health change over time," said lead author Dr. Larry Allen in a statement.
Tags for this Thread