Palliative Care in Circulatory Failure: Session 7- LVAD and ICD End-of-Life Care

LVAD and ICD End-of-Life Care

Palliative Care in Circulatory Failure: Session 7- LVAD and ICD End-of-Life Care

Course Director(s): Keith M. Swetz, M.D.

Released On: August 31, 2014 - Length: 1:00:27

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This tutorial addresses issues that are commonly encountered  when patients receive implantable cardiac devices. Pacemakers, defibrillators, and left ventricular assist devices, can improve survival and quality of life; but each alters a person’s end-of-life experience. This session also discusses clinical and ethical issues related to such dilemmas.

Objectives

  • Describe the permissibility of withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments (W/W LST)
  • Differentiate W/W LST from physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia
  • Describe the results of research related to the ethical aspects of withholding device therapy and deactivating implanted cardiac devices

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Keith M. Swetz, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Section of Palliative Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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