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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Functional Classification

Purpose:

To determine the functional impairment of a patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

I27.0, I27.2

Description:

The disability of a patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension can be graded based on the level of functional impairment. This scale is a modification of the New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification for patients with heart disease. The scale was proposed at the World Symposium on Primary Pulmonary Hypertension in Evian, France.

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