Family Caregiving for Individuals With Heart Failure
Published: April 30, 2020
- Heart failure (HF) affects over 6 million adults in the United States and 26 million globally, with prevalence increasing due to the combined effects of social and lifestyle determinants and an aging population.
- Advancements in HF treatments and devices have expanded family caregiving responsibilities to include more complex tasks previously performed by healthcare professionals in clinical settings.
- This statement synthesizes the evidence about caregiving for individuals with HF.
- Commentary: Family Caregivers for Persons with Heart Failure: Opportunities to Improve Outcomes for Both by Sandra B. Dunbar, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA
- Top Things to Know: Family Caregiving for Individuals With Heart Failure
- News Release: Two new AHA statements focus on heart failure: How social determinants can affect outcomes; impact on caregivers
- 2018 Projected Costs of Informal Caregiving for Cardiovascular Disease: 2015 to 2035
- 2017 Focused Update of the 2013 Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure
- 2016 Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure: An Update of the 2013 Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure
- 2015 Transitions of Care in Heart Failure
- 2013 Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure