Promoting Excellence : New York Heart Association Classification for Congestive Heart Failure

Instrument Name:
New York Heart Association (NYHA) Classification for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Description:
A functional and therapeutic classification for prescription of physical activity for cardiac patients.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Clinical Assessment

Authors:
This system is always referred to as the NYHA CHF Classification. It is in widespread use. The former NYHA is now part of the American Heart Association. The CHF Classification is not featured on their website. It appears that the general features of the classification have been modified by numerous users. We were unable to identify a standard or "original" version and, therefore, chose to post the version found here.

Keywords:
congestive heart failure, CHF, classification, function, care plan, physical activity

To use this tool:
No permission is required to use this tool.

To view this tool:
www.hcoa.org/hcoacme/chf-cme/chf00070.htm


type:clinical_assessment


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