Predictive Validity of NYHA and ACC/AHA Classifications of Physical and Cognitive Functioning in Heart Failure

@inproceedings{Athilingam2013PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive Validity of NYHA and ACC/AHA Classifications of Physical and Cognitive Functioning in Heart Failure},
  author={Ponrathi Athilingam and Rita F D'Aoust and Cheryl Hoyt Zambroski and Susan C McMillan and Frances Sahebzemani},
  year={2013}
}
In clinical and research settings, heart failure (HF) is typically assessed using the New York Heart Classification (NYHA class) criteria and/or the A merican College of Card iology/ American Heart Association (ACC/ AHA) Stages of HF criteria to assess severity and functional capacity of HF patients. Recent evidence suggests that there may be inconsistencies between the two classification schemes relative to correlations between physical function and cognitive function in HF patients. As… CONTINUE READING

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