New York Heart Association classification


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New York Heart As·so·ci·a·tion clas·si·fi·ca·tion

a functional classification to assess cardiovascular disability. Class I: patients with cardiac disease without limitation of physical activity. Ordinary activity does not cause symptoms. Class II: patients with cardiac disease with slight limitation of activity; comfortable at rest. Ordinary physical activity results in fatigue, palpitation, dyspnea or angina. Class III: patients with cardiac disease producing marked limitation of activity: comfortable at rest. Less than ordinary physical activity causes symptoms. Class IV: patients with cardiac disease resulting in inability to carry on any physical activity without discomfort. Symptoms may be present even at rest.

New York Heart Association classification

A functional classification of cardiac failure, used to stratify Pts according to severity of disease and the need for–and type of–therapeutic intervention
New York Heart Association–classification
 I Asymptomatic heart disease
 II Comfortable at rest; symptomatic with normal activity
III Comfortable at rest; symptomatic with < normal activity
IV Symptomatic at rest—Criteria Committee, NYHA, Inc: Diseases of Heart & Blood Vessels, 6th ed, Little Brown, Boston 1964

New York Heart As·so·ci·a·tion clas·si·fi·ca·tion

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A functional classification to assess cardiovascular disability. Class I: cardiac disease without limitation of physical activity. Ordinary activity does not cause symptoms. Class II: cardiac disease with slight limitation of activity; comfortable at rest. Ordinary physical activity results in fatigue, palpitations, dyspnea or angina. Class III: cardiac disease producing marked limitation of activity: comfortable at rest. Less than ordinary physical activity causes symptoms. Class IV: cardiac disease resulting in inability to carry on any physical activity without discomfort. Symptoms may be present even at rest.
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Data collected for IEPR II will include an expanded medical history, New York Heart Association Classification, Quality of Life, hospital and emergency room visits and other specific markers that have been used in major heart failure trials.

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