Hippocratic oath and heart failure journey: An update on therapies

Yael Peled*, Eilon Ram, Yehuda Shoenfeld

*Corresponding author for this work

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The innovation that has taken place in medicine, combined with state-of-the-art technological developments, provides therapeutic options for patients in conditions that were previously considered incurable. This promotion at the same time presents us with new ethical challenges. In this article, we review the journey through life of an advanced heart failure patient, covering a variety of potential clinical and ethics subjects in the field of heart failure treatment. We review the ethical principles of the Hippocratic Oath against the background of the realities of practicing medicine and of the enormous advances in therapeutics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2020


  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplantation
  • Hippocratic Oath


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