Fast Five Quiz: Heart Failure Presentation and Diagnosis

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


December 02, 2021

Heart failure is a complex pathophysiologic state in which the heart is either unable to pump blood at a rate commensurate with the requirements of the metabolizing tissues or is able to do so only through an elevated diastolic filling pressure. As the population ages, the prevalence of heart failure continues to rise. Currently, more than 64 million individuals around the world are living with heart failure, of whom 51% have severe disease.

Patients with heart failure may present with a variety of cardiac and noncardiac symptoms that can vary significantly among men and women. The New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification of heart failure is widely used to quantify clinical assessment of heart failure.

How much do you know about the presentation and diagnosis of heart failure? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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