End of Life in Stage Heart Failure in Elderly IndividualsAna Isabel Cobo-Cuenca* and Noelia Martín-Espinosa
Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM), Spain
- *Corresponding Author:
- Cobo-Cuenca AI
Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy
University of Castilla la Mancha (UCLM)
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 24, 2013; Accepted date: August 28, 2013; Published date: August 31, 2013
Citation: Cobo-Cuenca AI, Martín-Espinosa N (2013) End of Life in Stage Heart Failure in Elderly Individuals. J Palliative Care Med 3:157. doi: 10.4172/2165-7386.1000157
Copyright: © 2013 Cobo-Cuenca AI, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Deaths resulting from heart failure are just as frequent, if not more frequent, than deaths resulting from certain types of cancer. Patients suffering from end stageheartfailure tend to go directly to the emergency room. ER Multidisciplinary medical teams (doctors, nurses, psychologists) should be adequately trained to provide comfort, symptom management, and spiritual well-being for the patients and their families. This article presents a case concerning an 87-year-old man suffering from cardiac arrest and congestive heart failure due to ischemic cardiomyopathy.