A patient, with a known case of ischemic heart disease, presented to the cardiac OPD with complaints of being breathless and irritable, even at rest, and not being able to carry out daily life activities. What class of heart failure is patient suffering from?
  1. Class 1
  2. Class 2
  3. Class 3
  4. Class 4
Answer- D - The class of heart failure is patient suffering from is Class 4. Heart failure may be due to the disorders of cardiac filling or contractions. Heart failure leads to pulmonary and peripheral edema of the body. The stages of the heart failure are recorded according to symptoms at different levels of activity. The class of heart failure which this patient is suffering from is actually Class 4, as it is the last stage in which the patient is restless and breathless, even at rest, and cannot perform any activity.
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