New York Heart Association (Grading for dyspnoea, palpitation, fatigue and angina in patients with cardiovascular disease)



The New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classification in a Patient with Heart Disease 
Overview: The New York Heart Association (NYHA) developed a functional classification for patients with heart disease. 
Patients: Heart disease must be present. 
(1) limitations on physical activity 
(2) symptoms (undue fatigue palpitations dyspnea and/or anginal pain) with ordinary physical activity  
(3) status at rest



The NYHA classification above was introduced with the seventh edition of the manual. The AMA criteria for permanent impairment still uses an older classification.


• Symptoms include undue fatigue palpitations dyspnea heart failure or anginal pain. 
NOTE: If you combined both the old and newer classifications you would end up with 5 classed (class I = asymptomatic at increased activity levels; class V = symptomatic at rest). 


About Dr.Nabil Paktin

Cardiologist , M.D.,F.A.C.C.

Posted on September 17, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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