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Session Description: In this session, KellyAnn Light-McGroary, MD, will discuss the impact of heart failure from a population and an individual perspective as well as explore the ways in which palliative care and hospice can be integrated into a chronic disease model such as heart failure. She will review the common symptomatic challenges often faced by advanced heart failure patients and how a variety of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions can be employed to palliate them. Finally, Dr. Light-McGroary will explore the challenges that exist in having conversations about goals of care in patients with advanced heart failure and what strategies can be tried to deal with these issues.
Dr. Light-McGroary is a heart failure/transplant/mechanical circulatory support cardiologist from Iowa City where she is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa. She is also boarded in Palliative Care/Hospice Medicine. Her practice focuses primarily on the development of robust strategies for discussing goals of care, advanced directive and preparedness planning for patients undergoing complex cardiovascular procedures. She speaks locally and nationally in both the palliative care and the cardiology arenas about how to enhance patient engagement in medical decision making around chronic illness and how to best integrate her two fields of expertise. Her early experience included 10 years of cardiovascular nursing experience in New York City and Washington, DC prior to pursuing medical school at Georgetown School of Medicine in Washington, DC.
There is an additional fee of $65 to participate in this session and pre-registration is required. Breakfast will be provided and will be served from 6:00 AM - 6:30 AM. The presentation will start promptly at 6:30 AM. To ensure an optimal learning experience, space is limited so be sure to sign up as soon as possible by checking the session on the conference registration form.
Compare and contrast palliative care and hospice and how each can be useful in the heart failure patient.
Discuss the various symptom manifestations of advanced heart failure and the possible “palliative” interventions.
Identify the challenges of having conversations about goals of care in advanced heart failure.