Commentary
Published: 2018-06-15

Diagnostic and management challenges in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure: the need for an interdisciplinary approach

Department of Internal Medicine, RIPAS Hospital, Brunei Darussalam
COPD Heart failure Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Palliative

Abstract

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure can be challenging in terms of diagnosis and management, requiring an interdisciplinary approach. Vitale and colleagues indicated the value of collaboration between cardiologist, pulmonologists and general ractitioners. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) may identify other needs requiring allied health professional input, while for those with complex needs, geriatrics and palliative care input may also be appropriate.

Affiliations

S.P. Teo

Department of Internal Medicine, RIPAS Hospital, Brunei Darussalam

Copyright

© Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (SIGG) , 2018

How to Cite

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Teo, S. 2018. Diagnostic and management challenges in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure: the need for an interdisciplinary approach. JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS. 66, 2 (Jun. 2018), 64-65.
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