van der Wal, M. H, Stromberg, A., van Veldhuisen, D. J & Jaarsma, T. (2016). Heart failure patients' future expectations and their association with disease severity, quality of life, depressive symptoms and clinical outcomes. International Journal of Clinical Practice,70(6), 469-476. United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.12802
Although treatment of heart failure (HF) patients has improved, prognosis still remains poor. Current HF Guidelines recommend communication about prognosis with all patients. Little is known about HF patients' awareness of their shortened life expectancy.
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