Grading is based on NYHA classification.
NYHA classification of dyspnoea
Grade III-IV require referral
Grade II consider referral
These additional factors should influence referral and be included to assist in determining priority:
Note: Some patients will be eligible for the nurse led heart failure clinic at the DHB. Inclusion at this clinic is at the discretion of the Cardiology team. If you feel your patient might be eligible, refer to Cardiology in the first instance.
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