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Heart Disease Community of Practice – Series 2

November 2022 to November 2023.

This community of practice (COP) connected colleagues from across Canada with a shared interest in integrating a palliative care approach for individuals with advanced heart failure.

This COP was ideal for interprofessional palliative care clinicians with an interest in heart disease and heart specialists with a passion for palliative care.

Members of this COP had the opportunity to meet every 2 months with a panel of experts in the field to engage in case discussions and explore topics such as symptom management and models of care (including home care, hospice, and palliative care units).

Previous Sessions

Find recordings and slides from our past sessions here.

Session 1

Update to medical management of heart failure decompensations in the community, including Cardiorenal dysfunction and managing with a palliative approach to care.

Session 2

Demystifying implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) – do you always need to deactivate?

Session 3

Complex case management and patients with complex goals of care.

Session 4

Diuretic management in the community: Lasix, Metolazone and Bumetanide.

Session 5

Multi-morbidity and heart failure – managing patients with multiple illnesses.

Session 6

De-prescribing cardiac and other medications: palliative care
in people with advanced heart failure

Looking for a palliative care approach for individuals with advanced heart failure?

The Palliative Care ECHO Project does not replace training on the palliative care approach. Pallium Canada offers an interprofessional course that provides health care professionals with the skills and competencies of the palliative care approach, with course modules and case studies contextualized to cardiology teams working in outpatient clinics, hospitals, and coronary care units. Learn more about LEAP Heart