Telecommunication for Advance Care Planning in Heart Failure

Rekha V. Thammana, Sarah J. Goodlin

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Heart failure is a chronic illness that carries a significant burden for patients, caregivers and health systems alike. The integration of palliative care and telehealth is a growing area of interest in heart failure management to help alleviate these burdens. This review focuses on the incorporation of advance care planning for complex decision-making in heart failure in the setting of increasing virtual care and telehealth. The review will also consider the role of virtual education for advance care planning and serious illness communication. Telecommunication for clinical care and clinical education are both described as non-inferior to in-person methods. Nevertheless, more research is needed to discern best practices and the optimal integration of methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere11
JournalCardiac Failure Review
StatePublished - 2022


  • Advance care planning
  • Communication
  • Heart failure
  • Palliative care
  • Telehealth
  • Virtual education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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