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CPR and device therapy at the end of life 

CPR and device therapy at the end of life
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CPR and device therapy at the end of life
Author(s):

Miriam Johnson

, Karen Hogg

, James Beattie

, and Max Watson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199299300.003.0060
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date: 18 November 2018

Issues around cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and device therapy can become complex in end stage heart failure. There may be unrealistic expectations from patient and clinician regarding what can be achieved, and difficulty in knowing when, how and if to initiate discussions. In addition, there may be uncertainty amongst patients, caregivers and clinicians with regard to what treatments patients can request. This chapter summarises these issues and provides a base from which to address them within the context of current GMC guidelines.

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