Review Collection: Heart failure

92 reviews


O'Donnell A, Gonyea JG, Leff V. Social work involvement in palliative care heart failure research: a review of recent literature. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2020 Mar;14(1):3-8. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000482.

Singh GK, Ivynian SE, Ferguson C, Davidson PM, Newton PJ. Palliative care in chronic heart failure: a theoretically guided, qualitative meta-synthesis of decision-making. Heart Fail Rev. 2020 Jan 3;10.1007/s10741-019-09910-1. doi: 10.1007/s10741-019-09910-1. [Epub ahead of print].


Asano R, Abshire M, Dennison-Himmelfarb C, Davidson PM. Barriers and facilitators to a ‘good death’ in heart failure: An integrative review. Collegian. 2019 Dec;26(6):651-665. doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2019.09.010.

Bannon M, Ernecoff NC, Dionne-Odom JN, Zimmermann C, Corbelli J, Klein-Fedyshin M, Arnold RM, Schenker Y, Kavalieratos D. Comparison of Palliative Care Interventions for Cancer versus Heart Failure Patients: A Secondary Analysis of a Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2019 Feb 14. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0513. [Epub ahead of print]

Bianchi VE. Nutrition in chronic heart failure patients: a systematic review. Heart Fail Rev. 2019 Dec 10. doi: 10.1007/s10741-019-09891-1. [Epub ahead of print]

Cui X, Dong W, Zheng H, Li H. Collaborative care intervention for patients with chronic heart failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Mar;98(13):e14867. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000014867.

Datla S, Verberkt CA, Hoye A, Janssen DJA, Johnson MJ. Multi-disciplinary palliative care is effective in people with symptomatic heart failure: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019 Sep;33(8):1003-1016. doi: 10.1177/0269216319859148. Epub 2019 Jul 15.

He W, Zhou Y, Ma J, Wei B, Fu Y. Effect of antidepressants on death in patients with heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart Fail Rev. 2019 Sep 16. doi: 10.1007/s10741-019-09850-w. [Epub ahead of print]

León Delgado M, Campos LR, Bastidas Goyes A, Herazo Cubillos A, Martin Arsanios D, Muñoz Ortíz J, Cifuentes Serrano A, García Ávila P, Beltrán Caro M. Opioids for the management of dyspnea in patients with heart failure: a systematic review of the literature. Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology. 47(1):49-56, Jan-Mar 2019.

Long L, Mordi IR, Bridges C, Sagar VA, Davies EJ, Coats AJ, Dalal H, Rees K, Singh SJ, Taylor RS. Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for adults with heart failure. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Jan 29;1:CD003331. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003331.pub5.

Lovell J, Pham T, Noaman SQ, Davis MC, Johnson M, Ibrahim JE. Self-management of heart failure in dementia and cognitive impairment: a systematic review. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2019 Apr 29;19(1):99. doi: 10.1186/s12872-019-1077-4.

Moradi M, Daneshi F, Behzadmehr R, Rafiemanesh H, Bouya S, Raeisi M. Quality of life of chronic heart failure patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart Fail Rev. 2019 Nov 19. doi: 10.1007/s10741-019-09890-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Noonan MC, Wingham J, Dalal HM, Taylor RS. Involving caregivers in self-management interventions for patients with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2019 Aug 22. doi: 10.1111/jan.14172. [Epub ahead of print]

Rankin J, Rowen D, Howe A, Cleland JGF, Whitty JA. Valuing health-related quality of life in heart failure: a systematic review of methods to derive quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) in trial-based cost-utility analyses. Heart Fail Rev. 2019 Jul;24(4):549-563. doi: 10.1007/s10741-019-09780-7.

Schichtel M, Wee B, MacArtney JI, Collins S. Clinician barriers and facilitators to heart failure advance care plans: a systematic literature review and qualitative evidence synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Jul 22. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001747. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001747. [Epub ahead of print]

Schichtel M, Wee B, Perera R, Onakpoya I. The Effect of Advance Care Planning on Heart Failure: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Nov 12. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05482-w. [Epub ahead of print]

Schichtel M, Wee B, Perera R, Onakpoya I, Albury C, Barber S. Clinician-targeted interventions to improve advance care planning in heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart. 2019 May 22. pii: heartjnl-2019-314758. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-314758. [Epub ahead of print]

Viveiros J, Chamberlain B, O'Hare A, Sethares KA. Meditation interventions among heart failure patients: An integrative review. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2019 Jul 23:1474515119863181. doi: 10.1177/1474515119863181. [Epub ahead of print]


Albuquerque De Almeida F, Al M, Koymans R, Caliskan K, Kerstens A, Severens JL. Early warning systems for the management of chronic heart failure: a systematic literature review of cost-effectiveness models. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2018 Apr;18(2):161-175. doi: 10.1080/14737167.2018.1417841. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Aronow WS, Shamliyan TA. Comparative Effectiveness of Disease Management With Information Communication Technology for Preventing Hospitalization and Readmission in Adults With Chronic Congestive Heart Failure. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Jun;19(6):472-479. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.03.012. Epub 2018 May 3.

Athilingam P, Jenkins B. Mobile Phone Apps to Support Heart Failure Self-Care Management: Integrative Review. JMIR Cardio 2018;2(1):e10057

Brons M, Koudstaal S, Asselbergs FW. Algorithms used in telemonitoring programmes for patients with chronic heart failure: A systematic review. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2018 Oct;17(7):580-588. doi: 10.1177/1474515118786838. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

Carbo A, Gupta M, Tamariz L, Palacio A, Levis S, Nemeth Z, Dang S. Mobile Technologies for Managing Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Telemed J E Health. 2018 Apr 2. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2017.0269. [Epub ahead of print]

Delmaczynska E, Newham R. To explore the prevalence and outcomes of advance care planning for patients with left ventricular assist devices: A review. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Dec 15. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14748. [Epub ahead of print]

Gok Metin Z, Ejem D, Dionne-Odom JN, Turkman Y, Salvador C, Pamboukian S, Bakitas M. Mind-Body Interventions for Individuals With Heart Failure: A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials. J Card Fail. 2018 Mar;24(3):186-201. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2017.09.008. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Grant JS, Graven LJ. Problems experienced by informal caregivers of individuals with heart failure: An integrative review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 Apr;80:41-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.12.016. Epub 2018 Jan 2.

Hamel AV, Gaugler JE, Porta CM, Hadidi NN. Complex Decision-Making in Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2018 May/Jun;33(3):225-231. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000453.

Herman M, Horner K, Ly J, Vayl Y. Deactivation of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Heart Failure: A Systematic Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2018 Feb;20(1):63-71.

Huang JY, Monagle P, Massicotte MP, VanderPluym CJ. Antithrombotic therapies in children on durable Ventricular Assist Devices: A literature review. Thromb Res. 2018 Feb 28. pii: S0049-3848(18)30260-3. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2018.02.145. [Epub ahead of print]

Kernick LA, Hogg KJ, Millerick Y, Murtagh FEM, Djahit A, Johnson M. Does advance care planning in addition to usual care reduce hospitalisation for patients with advanced heart failure: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2018 Sep 20:269216318801162. doi: 10.1177/0269216318801162. [Epub ahead of print]

Kim K, Heinze K, Xu J, Kurtz M, Park H, Foradori M, Nolan MT. Theories of Health Care Decision Making at the End of Life: A Meta-Ethnography. West J Nurs Res. 2018 Dec;40(12):1861-1884. doi: 10.1177/0193945917723010. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

MacInnes J, Williams L. A review of integrated heart failure care. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2018 Jun 18:1-8. doi: 10.1017/S1463423618000312. [Epub ahead of print]

McLain, H. Improving Care Transitions in Patients with Heart Failure: An Integrative Literature Review [PhD thesis]. Minneapolis, MN: Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. Walden University; 2018.

Noonan MC, Wingham J, Taylor RS. 'Who Cares?' The experiences of caregivers of adults living with heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and coronary artery disease: a mixed methods systematic review. BMJ Open. 2018 Jul 11;8(7):e020927. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020927.

Palmer K, Bowles KA, Paton M, Jepsen M, Lane R. Chronic Heart Failure and Exercise Rehabilitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Apr 23. pii: S0003-9993(18)30234-X. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.03.015. [Epub ahead of print]

Pattyn N, Beulque R, Cornelissen V. Aerobic Interval vs. Continuous Training in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease or Heart Failure: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis with a Focus on Secondary Outcomes. Sports Med. 2018 May;48(5):1189-1205. doi: 10.1007/s40279-018-0885-5.

Singh GK, Davidson PM, Macdonald PS, Newton PJ. The Perspectives of Health Care Professionals on Providing End of Life Care and Palliative Care for Patients With Chronic Heart Failure: An Integrative Review. Heart Lung Circ. 2018 Oct 17. pii: S1443-9506(18)31950-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.10.009. [Epub ahead of print]

Uminski K, Komenda P, Whitlock R, Ferguson T, Nadurak S, Hochheim L, Tangri N, Rigatto C. Effect of post-discharge virtual wards on improving outcomes in heart failure and non-heart failure populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 30;13(4):e0196114. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196114. eCollection 2018.

Xu Z, Chen L, Jin S, Yang B, Chen X, Wu Z. Effect of Palliative Care for Patients with Heart Failure A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Int Heart J 2018; 59(3):503-509.

Yu DS, Li PW, Chong SO. Symptom cluster among patients with advanced heart failure: a review of its manifestations and impacts on health outcomes. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2018 Mar;12(1):16-24. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000316.

Zhang Y, Yuan M, Gong M, Tse G, Li G, Liu T. Frailty and Clinical Outcomes in Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Jul 31. pii: S1525-8610(18)30329-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.06.009. [Epub ahead of print]

Zhou K, Mao Y. Palliative care in heart failure : A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Herz. 2018 Feb 21. doi: 10.1007/s00059-017-4677-8. [Epub ahead of print]


Cagle JG, Bunting M, Kelemen A, Lee J, Terry D, Harris R. Psychosocial needs and interventions for heart failure patients and families receiving palliative care support: a systematic review. Heart Fail Rev. 2017 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Diop MS, Rudolph JL, Zimmerman KM, Richter MA, Skarf LM. Palliative Care Interventions for Patients with Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Palliat Med. 2017 Jan;20(1):84-92. Epub 2016 Dec 2.

Gathright EC, Goldstein CM, Josephson RA, Hughes JW. Depression increases the risk of mortality in patients with heart failure: A meta-analysis. J Psychosom Res. 2017 Mar;94:82-89. Epub 2017 Jan 24.

Kavalieratos D, Gelfman LP, Tycon LE, Riegel B, Bekelman DB, Ikejiani DZ, Goldstein N, Kimmel SE, Bakitas MA, Arnold RM. Palliative Care in Heart Failure: Rationale, Evidence, and Future Priorities. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Oct 10;70(15):1919-1930. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.08.036.

Lewin WH, Schaefer KG. Integrating palliative care into routine care of patients with heart failure: models for clinical collaboration. Heart Fail Rev. 2017 Sep;22(5):517-524. doi: 10.1007/s10741-017-9599-2.

Mizuno A, Miyashita M, Hayashi A, Kawai F, Niwa K, Utsunomiya A, Kohsaka S, Kohno T, Yamamoto T, Takayama M, Anzai T. Potential palliative care quality indicators in heart disease patients: A review of the literature. J Cardiol. 2017 Oct;70(4):335-341. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2017.02.010. Epub 2017 Apr 17.

Nicholas Dionne-Odom J, Hooker SA, Bekelman D, Ejem D, McGhan G, Kitko L, Strömberg A, Wells R, Astin M, Metin ZG, Mancarella G, Pamboukian SV, Evangelista L, Buck HG, Bakitas MA; IMPACT-HF National Workgroup. Family caregiving for persons with heart failure at the intersection of heart failure and palliative care: a state-of-the-science review. Heart Fail Rev. 2017 Feb 4. doi: 10.1007/s10741-017-9597-4. [Epub ahead of print]


Albert NM. A systematic review of transitional-care strategies to reduce rehospitalization in patients with heart failure. Heart Lung. 2016 Mar-Apr;45(2):100-13. Epub 2016 Jan 30.

Doherty LC, Fitzsimons D, McIlfatrick SJ. Carers' needs in advanced heart failure: A systematic narrative review. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2016 Jun;15(4):203-12. doi: Epub 2015 Apr 28.

Karimi M, Clark AM. How do patients' values influence heart failure self-care decision-making?: A mixed-methods systematic review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 Jul;59:89-104.Epub 2016 Mar 19.

Olano-Lizarraga M, Oroviogoicoechea C, Errasti-Ibarrondo B, Saracíbar-Razquin M. The personal experience of living with chronic heart failure: a qualitative meta-synthesis of the literature. J Clin Nurs. 2016 Sep;25(17-18):2413-29. Epub 2016 Jun 6.

Siouta N, van Beek K, Preston N, Hasselaar J, Hughes S, Payne S, Garralda E, Centeno C, van der Eerden M, Groot M, Hodiamont F, Radbruch L, Busa C, Csikos A, Menten J. Towards integration of palliative care in patients with chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic literature review of European guidelines and pathways. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Feb 13;15:18.

Smeets M, Van Roy S, Aertgeerts B, Vermandere M, Vaes B. Improving care for heart failure patients in primary care, GPs'perceptions: a qualitative evidence synthesis. BMJ Open. 2016 Nov 30;6(11):e013459. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013459.


Boland J, Currow DC, Wilcock A, Tieman J, Hussain JA, Pitsillides C, Abernethy AP, Johnson MJ. A Systematic Review of Strategies Used to Increase Recruitment of People With Cancer or Organ Failure Into Clinical Trials: Implications for Palliative Care Research. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Apr;49(4):762-772.e5.

Harkness K, Spaling MA, Currie K, Strachan PH, Clark AM. A systematic review of patient heart failure self-care strategies. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2015 Mar-Apr;30(2):121-35.

Kane PM, Murtagh FE, Ryan K, Mahon NG, McAdam B, McQuillan R, Ellis-Smith C, Tracey C, Howley C, Raleigh C, O'Gara G, Higginson IJ, Daveson BA. The gap between policy and practice: a systematic review of patient-centred care interventions in chronic heart failure. Heart Fail Rev. 2015 Nov;20(6):673-87.

Kwekkeboom KL, Bratzke LC. A Systematic Review of Relaxation, Meditation, and Guided Imagery Strategies for Symptom Management in Heart Failure. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2015 Jun 10.


Moens K, Higginson IJ, Harding R; EURO IMPACT. Are there differences in the prevalence of palliative care-related problems in people living with advanced cancer and eight non-cancer conditions? A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Oct;48(4):660-77. Epub 2014 May 5.


Garland EL, Bruce A, Stajduhar K. Exposing barriers to end-of-life communication in heart failure: an integrative review. Can J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2013 Winter;23(1):12-8.

Irving G, Holden J, Edwards J, Reeve J, Dowrick C, Lloyd-Williams M. Chronic heart failure guidelines: do they adequately address patient need at the end-of-life? Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 3;168(3):2304-9. Epub 2013 Mar 7.

Whittingham K, Barnes S, Gardiner C. Tools to measure quality of life and carer burden in informal carers of heart failure patients:A narrative review. Palliat Med. 2013 Jul;27(7):596-607. Epub 2013 Feb 26.


Clark AM, Savard LA, Spaling MA, Heath S, Duncan AS, Spiers JA. Understanding help-seeking decisions in people with heart failure: a qualitative systematic review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2012 Dec;49(12):1582-97. Epub 2012 Jun 19.

Procter E..Collaboration between the specialties in provision of end-of-life care for all in the UK: reality or utopia? Int J Palliat Nurs. 2012 Jul;18(7):339-47.


Barclay S, Momen N, Case-Upton S, Kuhn I, Smith E. End-of-life care conversations with heart failure patients: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. Br J Gen Pract. 2011 Jan;61(582):e49-62.

Kang X, Li Z, Nolan MT. Informal caregivers' experiences of caring for patients with chronic heart failure: systematic review and metasynthesis of qualitative studies. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2011 Sep-Oct;26(5):386-94.

Ramsenthaler C. Emotional distress in patients with advanced heart failure. End of life J. 2011;1(2):1-11.

Russo JE. Original research: deactivation of ICDs at the end of life: a systematic review of clinical practices and provider and patient attitudes. Am J Nurs. 2011 Oct;111(10):26-35.


Askoxylakis V, Thieke C, Pleger ST, Most P, Tanner J, Lindel K, Katus HA, Debus J, Bischof M. Long-term survival of cancer patients compared to heart failure and stroke: a systematic review. BMC Cancer. 2010 Mar 22;10:105.

Conelius J. A literature review: Advance directives and patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2010 May;22(5):250-5.

Ditewig JB, Blok H, Havers J, van Veenendaal H. Effectiveness of self-management interventions on mortality, hospital readmissions, chronic heart failure hospitalization rate and quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure: a systematic review. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Mar;78(3):297-315. Epub 2010 Mar 3.

Green E, Gardiner C, Gott M, Ingleton C. Communication surrounding transitions to palliative care in heart failure: a review and discussion of the literature. Progr Palliat Care. 2010 Oct;18(5):281-90.

Hopp FP, Thornton N, Martin L. The lived experience of heart failure at the end of life: a systematic literature review. Health Soc Work. 2010 May;35(2):109-17.

Jeon YH, Kraus SG, Jowsey T, Glasgow NJ. The experience of living with chronic heart failure: a narrative review of qualitative studies. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010 Mar 24;10:77.

Johnson MJ, Oxberry SG, Cleland JG, Clark AL. Measurement of breathlessness in clinical trials in patients with chronic heart failure: the need for a standardized approach: a systematic review. Eur J Heart Fail. 2010 Feb;12(2):137-47.

McCabe PJ. Psychological distress in patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation: the state of the science. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2010 Jan-Feb;25(1):40-51. Review.


Cheng JW, Nayar M. A review of heart failure management in the elderly population. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2009 Oct;7(5):233-49.

He SW, Wang LX. The impact of anemia on the prognosis of chronic heart failure: a meta-analysis and systemic review. Congest Heart Fail. 2009 May-Jun;15(3):123-30.

Hochgerner M, Fruhwald FM, Strohscheer I. Opioids for symptomatic therapy of dyspnoea in patients with advanced chronic heart failure--is there evidence? Wien Med Wochenschr. 2009 Dec;159(23-24):577-82.

While A, Kiek F. Chronic heart failure: promoting quality of life. Br J Community Nurs. 2009 Feb;14(2):54-9.


Delville CL, McDougall G. A systematic review of depression in adults with heart failure: instruments and incidence. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2008 Sep;29(9):1002-17.

Grady KL. Self-care and quality of life outcomes in heart failure patients. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2008 May-Jun;23(3):285-92.

Janssen DJ, Spruit MA, Wouters EF, Schols JM. Daily symptom burden in end-stage chronic organ failure: a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2008 Dec;22(8):938-48.  


Davidson PM, Dracup K, Phillips J, Daly J, Padilla G. Preparing for the worst while hoping for the best: the relevance of hope in the heart failure illness trajectory. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2007 May-Jun;22(3):159-65.


Rutledge T, Reis VA, Linke SE, Greenberg BH, Mills PJ. Depression in heart failure a meta-analytic review of prevalence, intervention effects, and associations with clinical outcomes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Oct 17;48(8):1527-37. Epub 2006 Sep 26.

Seow H, Phillips CO, Rich MW, Spertus JA, Krumholz HM, Lynn J. Isolation of health services research from practice and policy: the example of chronic heart failure management. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Mar;54(3):535-40.

Solano JP, Gomes B, Higginson IJ. A comparison of symptom prevalence in far advanced cancer, AIDS, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and renal disease. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2006 Jan;31(1):58-69.


Lewis C, Stephens B. Improving palliative care provision for patients with heart failure. Br J Nurs. 2005 May 26-Jun 8;14(10):563-7.


Goodlin SJ, Hauptman PJ, Arnold R, Grady K, Hershberger RE, Kutner J, Masoudi F, Spertus J, Dracup K, Cleary JF, Medak R, Crispell K, Piña I, Stuart B, Whitney C, Rector T, Teno J, Renlund DG. Consensus statement: Palliative and supportive care in advanced heart failure. J Card Fail. 2004 Jun;10(3):200-9. 

McAlister FA, Stewart S, Ferrua S, McMurray J. Multidisciplinary strategies for the management of heart failure patients at high risk for admission: a systemtic review of randomised trials. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Aug 18;44(4):810-9.  


Nohria A, Lewis E, Stevenson LW. Medical management of advanced heart failure. JAMA. 2002 Feb 6;287(5):628-40.

Last updated 10 February 2020