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Killip scale

Killip classification Cardiology A system used to stratify the severity of left ventricular dysfunction and determine clinical status of Pts post MI
Killip classification
Class 1 No rales, no 3rd heart sound
Class 2 Rales in <12 lung field or presence of a 3rd heart sound
Class 3 Rales in >12 lung field–pulmonary edema
Class 4 Cardiogenic shock–determined clinically
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Coronary angiography and echocardiographic findings, Killip classification and in-hospital mortality of the patients with RBBB and the control group were investigated.
Data gleaned from such exams -- including Killip classification -- are important in predicting all-cause mortality for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients at intervals of 30 days and six months, Cleveland Clinic researchers said.