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Revista Uruguaya de Cardiología

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Abstract

ORMAECHEA, Gabriela  and  ALVAREZ, Pablo. Scheduling the assistance of heart failure patient. General concepts and contributions of a national unit. Rev.Urug.Cardiol. [online]. 2018, vol.33, n.1, pp.205-244. ISSN 0797-0048.  http://dx.doi.org/10.29277/cardio.33.1.5.

This article deals with care of patients with chronic heart failure, emphasizing the need of a coordinated and multidisciplinary management that avoids breaking-up.

Different actors that intervene and possible clinical areas in which the care of these patients is developed are analyzed.

Different mechanisms of integration and management coordination are proposed according to circumstances in which care is given.

The integrating role that medical and nursing professionals should play is emphasized highlighting their articulating attitude between different stages in which care takes place, either with outpatients or inpatients.

Finally, it is considered desirable that management be carried out in a multi and interdisciplinary field or, as an alternative or complementary form, through mechanisms of co-management, transition or reference.

Keywords : Heart failure; Management programs; Units; Treatment.

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