Priority 5 from the Advanced Heart Failure PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Which approaches, in additional to standard therapies, are effective in supporting breathless people with advanced heart failure? (JLA PSP Priority 5)
Overall ranking 5
JLA question ID 0098/05
Explanatory note

No significant evidence for people with advanced heart failure 


 No systematic reviews on this topic in past five years 

Health Research Classification System category  Cardiovascular
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Breathlessness associated with heart failure ~ Patients tend to ask about the practical hints and tips to overcome the physical symptoms of illness ie around fatigue/breathlessness etc. ~ What helps nocturnal breathlessness? ~ In the absence of current pulmonary oedema what is the most effective treatment for breathlessness in heart failure - this includes medication or non-pharmacological ~ How can we manage your breathlessness best? ~ If I get out of breath I try not to panic.  I just get out of breath going up hills.
Submitted by  8 x health professionals , 2 x patients 
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0098
PSP name Advanced Heart Failure
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 65  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 13 February 2019