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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.
For the study, The Cleveland Clinic analyzed data from more than 26,000 patients and four national trials that recorded Killip classification and other physical data.