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Modified Boston Criteria for Identifying Heart Failure During Prehospital Clinical Assessment

Purpose:

To diagnose congestive heart failure (CHF) in a prehospital setting using a modification of the Boston criteria as reported by Prosen et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Emergency Medicine, Cardiothoracic Radiology

Objective:

imaging studies, laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

I50

Description:

Prosen et al developed a modified set of criteria for congestive heart failure (CHF) based on the original Boston criteria. This allows for patient assessment prior to availability of chest radiography (the third category in the original criteria). The authors are from the Center for Emergency Medicine in Maribor, University of Maribor, and University of Ljubljana in Slovenia..

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