Study: Palliative consultations benefit heart failure patients

12/21/2012 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Palliative care consultations for patients with symptomatic heart failure may help individuals manage the condition, according to a study in the Journal of Cardiac Failure. Heart failure patients can suffer pain and symptom burdens similar to those of cancer patients, and the consultations can help manage depression and improve quality of life, researchers found in the 36-patient study.

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