End-of-Life Care in Cardiovascular Disease

  • Sarah J. Goodlin
  • Michael W. Rich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Husam Abdel-Qadir, Adam Herman, Douglas S. Lee
    Pages 1-20
  3. Pablo Díez-Villanueva, Manuel Martínez-Sellés
    Pages 51-69
  4. Aluko A. Hope, Hannah I. Lipman
    Pages 71-90
  5. Derrick Lowery, Christopher R. Carpenter
    Pages 91-105
  6. Michael G. Dickinson, Christopher M. Meeusen, Daniel L. Maison
    Pages 107-119
  7. Corrine Y. Jurgens, Diane K. Pastor
    Pages 121-136
  8. Adrienne H. Kovacs, Anne I. Dipchand, Matthias Greutmann, Daniel Tobler
    Pages 137-154
  9. Stephanie Hooker, David B. Bekelman
    Pages 155-169
  10. Susan Enguidanos, Richard D. Brumley
    Pages 185-196
  11. Justin M. Vader, Susan M. Joseph
    Pages 197-213
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 235-240

About this book


Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. While death rates from many acute CV illnesses have declined in developing countries, a substantial proportion of individuals with CV disease ultimately die from CV causes. As the population ages, the global burden of CV disease will continue to rise. Until recently, the focus of clinicians has been on saving lives and deferring death. Over the past decade there has  been growing recognition of the importance of palliative care and end of life care in CV disease.


While palliative and supportive care should be provided throughout the course of serious and life-shortening illnesses, this book focuses on issues that clinicians encounter in end-of-life care.  This book provides guidance to clinicians working across the breadth of care settings, in chronic progressive disease as well as sudden arrhythmic death andwith  advanced technologies.

End-of-Life Care in Cardiovascular Disease is designed to assist clinicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers in addressing end of life care for patients with CV disease in a variety of common clinical scenarios.  Each chapter is written by expert clinicians and researchers, and concisely reviews current knowledge and recommendations for providing patient- and family-centered end-of-life care.

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah J. Goodlin
    • 1
  • Michael W. Rich
    • 2
  1. 1.Portland VA Medical Center,Patient-Centered Education and Research, Salt Lake City, UT, USAPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Washington University School of MedicineSt LouisUSA

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