Are you evaluating a patient with advanced heart failure?

Does an experienced clinician think that the patient will die within the next 12 months?

Has the patient had multiple hospital admissions for symptoms of heart failure in the past year?

Is the patient difficult to manage despite optimal, maximal therapy?

Is the patient able to swallow pills and tablets by mouth?

Select an appropriate answer for each finding

NYHA functional class


Fluid intake

Mental status


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