Caring for patients with heart disease

Arkansas Hospice provides care for patients with heart disease and support for their families. There is a wide-range of complex diseases that we specialize in providing symptom and pain management for, as well as resource services for clinical support.

By incorporating Arkansas Hospice as part of your patient’s overall care plan, you can still direct care but with the benefits of a secondary medical team providing community-based consults in the patient’s home. The results are reduced hospital readmissions and an overall reduction on resources for your practice or clinic.

Contact your Arkansas Hospice representative to discuss advanced therapies for your patients with life-limiting illness.

Heart disease referral guidelines

A chronic or terminal diagnosis whereby 2 physicians agree that if the disease runs its natural course, it is likely the patient would live 6 months or less. Patient may display:

  • Symptoms despite maximal drug treatment
  • Disabling dyspnea
  • Class IV New York Heart Association C.H.F.
  • Chronic angina
  • UNcorrective C.A.D.

National Statistics

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States across all demographics and accounts for 17.8% of hospice deaths, second only to cancer (30.1%).
  • Even with a downward trend in hospital length of stay for heart failure patients, the 30-day readmission rates are up, with over two-thirds of patients with cardiac disease undergoing readmission.

Arkansas Hospice now offers Telehealth support for patients and their families in nursing homes, inpatient centers, and their homes.

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14 Parkstone Circle | North Little Rock, AR 72116
(501) 748-3333 or Toll Free (877) 713-2348
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