Multidisciplinary Care in Heart Failure Services
Journal of cardiac failure
LVAD; heart failure; interdisciplinary; multidisciplinary; team-based; transplant
The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association /Heart Failure Society of American 2022 guidelines for heart failure (HF) recommend a multidisciplinary team approach for patients with HF. The multidisciplinary HF team-based approach reduces the hospitalization rate for HF and healthcare costs and improves adherence to self-care and utilization of GDMT. This manuscript proposes the optimal multidisciplinary team structure and each team member's delineated role to achieve institutional goals and metrics for HF care. The proposed HF-specific multidisciplinary team comprises cardiologists, surgeons, advanced practice providers, clinical pharmacists, specialty nurses, dieticians, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, immunologists, and palliative care clinicians. A standardized multidisciplinary HF team-based approach should be incorporated to optimize the structure, minimize redundancy of clinical responsibilities among team members, and improve clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction in their HF care.
Sokos, George; Kido, Kazuhiko; Panjrath, Gurusher; Benton, Emily; Page, Robert; Patel, Jignesh; Smith, Patrick J.; Korous, Shelly; and Guglin, Maya, "Multidisciplinary Care in Heart Failure Services" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 2591.