Cardiac Palliative Care | Loyola Medicine

Cardiac Palliative Care

Compassionate Care During Every Stage of Heart Disease

Whether you are newly diagnosed with a cardiac condition or faced with end-stage heart failure, Loyola Medicine is dedicated to your compassionate care. Our multidisciplinary team of cardiac specialists works closely with you and the members of your family to provide the expertise and compassion for every stage of your care.
 
Making sure you understand all of your treatment options is our top priority, and we offer a team approach to personalized care—including palliative care for patients with end-stage heart failure. 

Palliative care is intended to support patients and families with chronic and complex illness for whom the prognosis may be uncertain or is time-bound. We work to improve overall outcomes and quality of life by focusing on symptom management and avoiding hospitalization, therefore preventing medical complications. Palliative care may be offered simultaneously with medical management of congestive heart failure.
 
At Loyola, you can expect compassionate care, comfort and dignity. Our mission to serve is grounded in our Catholic heritage and Jesuit traditions, and our care demonstrates our commitment to also treat the human spirit.

Emotional and Physical Support for End-Stage Diseases

At Loyola, we work with you to build the physical and emotional strength to accept treatment for end-stage disease. Loyola’s multidisciplinary team of experts offers support, including:

  • Completion of advance directives
  • Coordination of care with your primary care physician
  • Emotional and spiritual support from our social workers and chaplains
  • Finding hospice care, if appropriate
  • Management of the palliative care process
  • Pain management
  • Symptom care