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Supportive Care in Heart Failure$
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James Beattie and Sarah Goodlin

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780198570288

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.001.0001

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Pain in Heart Failure Patients

Pain in Heart Failure Patients

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(p.225) Chapter 12 Pain in Heart Failure Patients
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Supportive Care in Heart Failure
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Sue Wingate

Mary S. Wheeler

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0012

This chapter examines the complex issues of pain and pain management in persons with heart failure (HF). Limited literature provides evidence in this area; thus, the content presented in this chapter also includes appropriate general pain management principles, pharmacology, and clinical experience. It begins by presenting a general review of pain concepts. It then reviews the evidence for the existence of pain in persons with HF and describes the assessment and treatment of pain, with a focus on persons with HF. Finally, it suggests areas for future research.

Keywords:   heart failure, pain, management principles, pharmacology, treatment, clinical experience

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