Framingham Heart Failure Diagnostic Criteria
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Assist diagnosis of heart failure
The Framingham Heart Failure Diagnostic Criteria derived from The Framingham Study conducted in 5192 persons over a 16-year period.
Diagnosis of heart failure requires 2 major criteria OR 1 major and 2 minor criteria:
|Acute pulmonary edema.|
|Neck vein distention.|
|Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea or orthopnea.|
|Third heart sound (S3 gallop rhythm).|
|Weight loss >4.5 kg in 5 days in response to treatment.|
|Dyspnea on exertion.|
|Tachycardia (HR >120)|
Test Sensitivity: 97% Test Specificity: 79%
|1.||McKee PA, Castelli WP, McNamara PM, Kannel WB. The natural history of congestive heart failure: the Framingham study. N Engl J Med. 1971 Dec 23;285(26):1441-6. Abstract|
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Developer: Sirikarn Napan, MD, FACC