The New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classification system is used to classify a person's heart failure severity based on patient symptoms. This short module provides an overview of the NYHA classification system, how to use the system to determine a patient's status, and use of the system to develop evidence-based treatment plans, progression, and anticipated outcomes.
Section 1: NY Heart Association Functional Classification System
Nicole Fogarty holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University. She has experience treating patients with cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, and neurological impairments in the inpatient setting. She also has experience in outpatient orthopedics. She has additional training in medical screening, lumbopelvic examination and treatment, and treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary diseases. Nicole enjoys using her clinical experience and interest in current rehabilitation research as a Physical Therapy writer for Relias.
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