NYHA Classification of Cardiac Functional Disability

  • G. M. Woerlee
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 18)


This is a classification system based upon functional disability due to heart disease devised by the New York Heart Association (NYHA). It does not specify what type of heart disease the patient has, and accordingly can be used to grade the severity of all forms of heart disease.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Woerlee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity Hospital of LeidenThe Netherlands

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