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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pain in Patients Who Have Heart Failure


Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pain in Patients Who Have Heart Failure

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Jennifer Gabbard, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
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Pain in Patients Who Have Heart Failure  is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Explain the basic pathophysiology of why pain occurs in patient who have heart failure
  2. State the recommended treatment for the various types of pain that occur in patients who have heart failure
  3. State the role of physical therapy for treating pain in heart failure
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Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 2:40am
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Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 3:41pm
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Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 9:32pm
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH

Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pain in Patients Who Have Heart Failure. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from:


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