Table 1 : Distribution of components of framingham criteria for a diagnosis of HF.


Major criteria Number (%) (n=264) Minor criteria Number (%) (n=264)

Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea 111 (42%) Nocturnal cough 134 (50.8%)
Weight loss of 4.5 kg in 5 days in
response to treatment of HF
10 (2.6%) Dyspnea on ordinary exertion 224 (84.8%)
Neck vein distention 170 (64.4%) A decrease in vital capacity by one
third the maximal value recorded
75 (28.4%)
Rales 188 (71.2%) Pleural effusion 35 (13.3%)
Acute pulmonary edema 20 (7.6%) Tachycardia >120 bpm 40 (15.2%)
Hepatojugular reflux 162 (61.4%) Bilateral ankle edema 210 (79.5%)
S3 gallop 60 (22.7%) -- --
Central venous pressure greater
than 16 cm water
22 (8.3%) -- --
Circulation time of more than 25 seconds 35 (13.3%) -- --
Radiographic cardiomegaly 161 (70%) -- --
Pulmonary edema, visceral congestion or cardiomegaly at autopsy Autopsy not performed -- --

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