heart failure classification
The New York Heart Association classifies the severity of heart failure based on physical exertion
- Doctors often describe the severity of heart failure by how much the patient’s physical activity is limited.
- One of the most frequently used heart failure classification systems is the New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classification.
- Each class in this system describes a patient’s symptoms while performing physical activities.
- Classifying heart failure based on how a person functions during exertion is a strong indicator of the patient’s outcome.
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