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Shared decision making for advanced heart failure has become both more challenging and more crucial as duration of disease and treatment options have increased. High-quality decisions are chosen from medically reasonable options and are aligned with values, goals, and preferences of an informed patient.
This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Circulation, 2012, 125 (15), 1928-1952. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31824f2173.
AHA Scientific Statements, communication, decision making, heart failure, heart-assist device, palliative care, prognosis, transplantation
Allen, L. A., Stevenson, L. W., Grady, K. L., Goldstein, N. E., Matlock, D. D., Arnold, R. M., Cook, N. R., Felker, G., Francis, G. S., Hauptman, P. J., Havranek, E. P., Krumholz, H. M., Mancini, D., Riegel, B., Spertus, J. A., American Heart Association Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention, & Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (2012). Decision Making in Advanced Heart Failure: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation, 125 (15), 1928-1952. http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0b013e31824f2173
Date Posted: 01 June 2016
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