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Congestion Score of Lucas et al for Class IV Patients with Heart Failure

Purpose:

To evaluate the prognosis for a patient with Class IV heart failure based on findings after management using the congestion score of Lucas et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases

Objective:

complications

ICD-10:

I50

Description:

Lucas et al developed a simple score based on signs and symptoms of congestion in heart failure. This can help predict prognosis in patients who present with Class IV heart failure, based on the ability to reverse signs of heart failure by medical management. The authors are from Bringham and Women's Hospital in Boston and UCLA Center for Health Sciences.

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