Perspectives on End-of-Life Care
In a recent Expert Analysis, Esther Pak, MD, and James N. Kirkpatrick, MD, FACC, discuss care options for patients with end-stage cardiovascular disease. “Palliative care provides symptom management, psychosocial support, and facilitation of shared decision making. Patients with cardiovascular disease at end of life suffer high symptom burden and face complex medical decisions.” In another Expert Analysis, Kirkpatrick, along with Elizabeth Menkin, MD, explore how best to navigate the conversation on the goals of cardiac and end-of-life care. Test your knowledge on the best advice to give to patients with end-stage cardiovascular disease. Find more related content on the Geriatric Cardiology Clinical Topic Collection on ACC.org.