This book is a guide to help clinicians caring for people with advanced heart failure develop a team approach for a group of people who, despite the increased awareness, remains disadvantaged in accessing support to help them live with, and support them as they die from, this serious illness.
1. The need for palliative care in heart failure 2. The syndrome of advanced heart failure 3. Optimal therapy for heart failure 4. Prognosis in advanced heart failure 5. Symptom relief for advanced heart failure 6. Supportive care: Psychological, social and spiritual aspects 7. Communication in heart failure 8. Care of the patient dying from heart failure 9. Palliative care needs of young people with heart failure 10. Palliative care services for patients with heart failure