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Heart failure - of specified severity

Current definition

December 2018

Heart failure - of specified severity

A definite diagnosis by a consultant cardiologist of failure of the heart to function as a pump.

There must be evidence of the following:

  • permanent and irreversible limitation of function to at least Class III of the New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification; and
  • permanent and irreversible ejection fraction of 39% or less.
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