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Among several clinical prediction rules for prognosticating acute heart failure, the ‘EFFECT rule’ slightly outperformed other rules in stratifying patients and identifying those at low risk of death during hospitalization or within 30 days. N Engl J Med. For example, the algorithm used by the Framingham Heart Study adds together criteria mainly from physical examination.

By the Framingham criteria, diagnosis of congestive heart failure heart failure with impaired pumping capability [44] requires the simultaneous presence of at least 2 of the following major criteria or 1 major criterion in conjunction with 2 of the following minor criteria.

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These are the highest congestive heart failure pdf download rates for both patient categories. Chest X-rays are frequently used to aid in the diagnosis of CHF. A number of medications may cause or worsen the disease. Parker is a scholar of the Medical Research Council of Canada. Ultrasound of the Week.

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Hospitals by Diagnosis, Congestive heart failure pdf download from the original on 24 December Immediate treatments usually involve some combination of vasodilators such as nitroglycerin, diuretics such as furosemide, congestive heart failure pdf download possibly noninvasive positive pressure ventilation NIPPV.

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Heart British Cardiac Society. No system of diagnostic criteria has been agreed on as the failurre standard for heart failure. The goals of treatment for people with chronic heart failure are the prolongation of life, the prevention of acute decompensation and the reduction of symptoms, allowing for greater activity.

This page was last edited on 25 Februaryat Additional signs indicating left ventricular failure include a laterally displaced apex beat which occurs if the heart is enlarged and a gallop rhythm additional heart sounds may be heard as a marker ueart increased blood flow or increased intra-cardiac pressure.

Prognosis in heart failure can be assessed in multiple ways including clinical prediction rules and cardiopulmonary exercise testing.

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Archived from the original on 13 January Ischemic cardiomyopathy implies that the cause of muscle damage is coronary artery disease.

Archived PDF from the original on 16 February Hearf prediction rules use a composite of clinical factors such as lab tests and blood pressure to estimate prognosis. Retrieved 25 May