Differences between patients with cardiovascular disease and cancer referred for palliative care

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  • Our analysis from a national registry shows that compared to cancer, cardiovascular disease patients referred to palliative care are a decade older, have worse functional status and clinician-estimated prognosis. Both groups have very high symptom burden, with cardiovascular disease patients experiencing more dyspnea while pain, nausea, and fatigue are more common in cancer.
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  • Warraich HJ; Wolf SP; Troy J; Swetz KM; Goldstein NE; Mentz RJ; Jain N; Desai AS; Kamal AH
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  • 5
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  • 9
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  • 233