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Boston Criteria for Diagnosis Congestive Heart Failure

Purpose:

To use a clinicoradiographic scoring system for the diagnosis of congestive heart failure.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Radiology

Objective:

response to therapy, drug levels

ICD-10:

I50

Description:

A clinicoradiographic scoring system for the diagnosis of congestive heart failure was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. This can help decide if long term medication for heart failure can be discontinued in patients who no longer show symptoms of heart failure.

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