Home Inotropes and Other Palliative Care.
Heart Fail Clin. 2016 Jul;12(3):437-48
Authors: Ginwalla M
Heart failure is a leading case of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and patients with advanced heart failure have limited options without any available cure. These options mainly include cardiac transplantation or mechanical circulatory support device implantation. Chronic home inotropes are an option in these patients for a variety of indications. This report discusses the use of chronic home inotropes in palliated heart failure patients and reviews the role of palliative care management in end-stage heart failure.
PMID: 27371519 [PubMed - in process]