Congestive Heart Failure

What's the symptoms?

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Framignham criteria are used for the diagnosis of congestive cardiac failure. The presence of one major and two minor criteria is the minimal requirement for establishing the diagnosis.

The major criteria include:
Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
Distention of neck veins
Acute pulmonary edema
S3 gallop rhythm
Increased venous pressure (greater than 16 cm of water)
Positive hepatojugular reflux

The minor criteria include:
Pedal edema
Night cough
Dyspnea on exertion
Pleural effusion
Vital capacity reduced by at least one third of normal

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