Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2021 Differences between patients with cardiovascular disease and cancer referred for palliative careAmerican Heart Journal.  233:5-9. 2021
2020 Home Therapies in Advanced Heart Failure: Inotropes and DiureticsCurrent Heart Failure Reports.  17:314-323. 2020
2020 Effect of an Early Palliative Care Telehealth Intervention vs Usual Care on Patients with Heart Failure: The ENABLE CHF-PC Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA Internal Medicine.  180:1203-1213. 2020
2020 Effects of a Telehealth Early Palliative Care Intervention for Family Caregivers of Persons With Advanced Heart Failure: The ENABLE CHF-PC Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA Network Open.  3:e202583. 2020
2020 Prognostic Awareness and Goals of Care Discussions among Patients with Advanced Heart FailureCirculation: Heart Failure.  326-333. 2020
2019 Surgery without a surrogate: the low prevalence of healthcare power of attorney documents among preoperative patientsHospital practice (1995).  47:28-33. 2019
2018 Caregivers of Patients Considering a Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Device and a Shared Decision-Making Intervention: The DECIDE-LVAD TrialJACC: Heart Failure.  6:904-913. 2018
2018 Protocol driven palliative care consultation: Outcomes of the ENABLE CHF-PC pilot study 2018
2018 Palliative Care and Pulmonary HypertensionAdvances in Pulmonary Hypertension.  17:25-31. 2018
2018 Palliative CareAnnals of Internal Medicine.  168:ITC33-ITC48. 2018
2017 Deactivation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Differing Perspectives of Cardiology and Hospice/Palliative Medicine CliniciansJournal of Cardiac Failure.  23:708-712. 2017
2017 Engaging patients and families to create a feasible clinical trial integrating palliative and heart failure care: Results of the ENABLE CHF-PC pilot clinical trialBMC Palliative Care.  16. 2017
2017 Challenges and successes in non-operative management of highgrade malignant bowel obstructionAnnals of palliative medicine.  6:S95-S98. 2017
2017 More chemo or home hospice? Narrative results from an N-of-1 trialAnnals of palliative medicine.  6:S108-S112. 2017
2017 Deactivation of Ventricular Assist Devices: Perspectives and Experiences of Adult Cardiovascular ProvidersJournal of Cardiac Failure.  23:485-486. 2017
2017 Characterization of prostacyclin-associated leg pain in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertensionAnnals of the American Thoracic Society.  14:206-212. 2017
2017 Future of the Palliative Care Workforce: Preview to an Impending CrisisAmerican Journal of Medicine.  130:113-114. 2017
2017 Feeding tubes and health care service utilization in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Benefits and limits to a retrospective, multicenter study using big dataINQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  54. 2017
2016 Palliative Care Consultation and Associated End-of-Life Care After Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Deactivation 2016
2016 Dying with a Left Ventricular Assist Device as Destination TherapyCirculation: Heart Failure.  9. 2016
2016 Palliative care for patients with end-stage cardiovascular disease and devices: A report from the palliative careworking group of the geriatrics section of the American college of cardiologyJAMA Internal Medicine.  176:1017-1019. 2016
2016 Palliative Sedation and What Constitutes Active Dying: A Case of Severe Progressive Dystonia and Intractable Pain 2016
2016 Applying Rasch analysis to evaluate measurement equivalence of different administration formats of the Activity Limitation scale of the Cambridge Pulmonary Hypertension Outcome Review (CAMPHOR)Health and Quality of Life Outcomes.  14. 2016
2016 Bereaved caregiver perspectives on the end-of-life experience of patients with a left ventricular assist deviceJAMA Internal Medicine.  176:534-539. 2016
2016 Complex Care Options for Patients With Advanced Heart Failure Approaching End of LifeCurrent Heart Failure Reports.  13:20-29. 2016
2016 Actions Can Speak Louder Than [Written] Words: Surrogate Decision Making Based on Stated Preferences 2016
2016 Pulmonary Hypertension and Palliative Care: What, When, Where, and Why?Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension.  15:26-31. 2016
2015 The ethics of chronic dialysis for the older patient: Time to reevaluate the normsClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  10:2094-2099. 2015
2015 Team-based Palliative and End-of-life Care for Heart FailureHeart Failure Clinics.  11:479-498. 2015
2015 Safety and benefit of discontinuing statin therapy in the setting of advanced, life-limiting illness a randomized clinical trialJAMA Internal Medicine.  175:691-700. 2015
2015 Decision-Making for Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Implications for CaregiversCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  8:172-178. 2015
2015 Metastatic renal cell carcinoma mimicking diverticulitis in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemiaBMJ Case Reports.  2015. 2015
2015 A video to improve patient and surrogate understanding of cardiopulmonary resuscitation choices in the ICU: A randomized controlled trialCritical Care Medicine.  43:621-629. 2015
2015 Overview of palliative care and hospice servicesClinical Liver Disease.  6:30-32. 2015
2014 Solitary cystic cerebellar metastasis in a patient with invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladderBMJ Case Reports2014
2014 Choices for patients without a choice interviews with patients who received a left ventricular assist device as destination therapyCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  7:368-373. 2014
2014 Features and outcomes of patients who underwent cardiac device deactivationJAMA Internal Medicine.  174:80-85. 2014
2014 Resuscitation preferences in community patients with heart failureCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  7:353-359. 2014
2013 Clinicians' attitudes regarding withdrawal of left ventricular assist devices in patients approaching the end of lifeEuropean Journal of Heart Failure.  15:1262-1266. 2013
2013 Dialysis in the frail elderly - A current ethical problem, an impending ethical crisisJournal of General Internal Medicine.  28:1511-1516. 2013
2013 Ethical Issues and Palliative Care in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care UnitCardiology Clinics.  31:657-668. 2013
2013 "We as human beings get farther and farther apart": The experiences of patients with remote monitoring systems 2013
2013 Changes in Catholic identity at Mayo Clinic Rochester: Isolated event or sign of the times?HEC Forum.  25:109-110. 2013
2013 What makes a catholic hospital "catholic" in an age of religious-secular collaboration? the case of the Saint Marys Hospital and the Mayo ClinicHEC Forum.  25:95-107. 2013
2013 Patient and doctor attitudes and beliefs concerning perioperative do not resuscitate orders: Anesthesiologists' growing compliance with patient autonomy and self determination guidelinesBMC Anesthesiology.  13. 2013
2013 End-of-life care in a population-based cohort of cancer patients: Clinical trial participation versus standard of careBMJ Supportive and Palliative Care.  3:181-187. 2013
2013 Ethics committees and consultantsHandbook of Clinical Neurology.  118:25-34. 2013
2012 Management of advanced heart failure in the elderly: Ethics, economics, and resource allocation in the technological eraCardiology Research and Practice.  1. 2012
2012 Integrating technology into palliative care researchCurrent Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care.  6:525-532. 2012
2012 Physician perspectives and compliance with patient advance directives: The role external factors play on physician decision makingBMC Medical Ethics.  13. 2012
2012 Troublesome symptoms in cancer survivors: Fatigue, insomnia, neuropathy, and painJournal of Clinical Oncology.  30:3687-3696. 2012
2012 Moving beyond stigma - Are concurrent palliative care and management of pulmonary arterial hypertension irreconcilable or future best practice?International Journal of Clinical Practice.  66:2-4. 2012
2012 Symptom burden, quality of life, and attitudes toward palliative care in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension: Results from a cross-sectional patient survey 2012
2012 Difficult Cases of Pain and Nonpain Symptoms in Intractable Spinal Infections: A Case Series 2012
2012 Advance directives in community patients with heart failureCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  5:283-289. 2012
2012 In the clinic Palliative care.Annals of Internal Medicine.  156. 2012
2011 Palliative care and end-of-life issues in patients treated with left ventricular assist devices as destination therapyCurrent Heart Failure Reports.  8:212-218. 2011
2011 The use of advance directives among patients with left ventricular assist devices.Hospital practice (1995).  39:78-84. 2011
2010 Clinical management of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices in advanced heart failure 2010
2009 Maximal medical therapy and palliative care can work together: When are advanced care measures appropriate?Journal of Hospital Medicine.  4:453-456. 2009


Year Title Altmetric
2020 Ethical issues and palliative care in the cardiovascular intensive care unit.  381-392. 2020
2019 Palliative Care in Heart Failure.  559-570. 2019
2016 Supportive and Palliative Care and Issues in Cardio-Oncology.  433-441. 2016
2016 Medical Ethics 2016
2013 Medical Ethics.  769-778. 2013

Education And Training

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester Center for Clinical and Translation Science, Other 2016
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood Bioethics and Health Policy, Other 2012
  • Doctor of Medicine, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education 2003
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biochemistry, Albright College 1999
  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Internship 2004
  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Residency 2006
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Residency 2006
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2008
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2008
  • Full Name

  • Keith Swetz