Palliative Pharmacotherapy for Cardiovascular Disease

Published: July 01, 2024

patient-centered goals of care
  • Palliative care is important in managing cardiovascular disease (CVD), as it reduces physical symptom burden, manages emotional and spiritual distress, supports caregivers, and helps patients make decisions aligned with their goals of care.
  • Palliative pharmacotherapy, including cardiovascular and common palliative medicines, can be used throughout the clinical course of CVD to control symptoms and improve quality of life.
  • Deprescribing is an essential component of palliative care for individuals with multiple chronic conditions, including CVD.