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Person—clinical evidence status (heart failure), code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termClinical evidence of heart failure (status)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term285287
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 01/10/2008
Definition:Help on this term

The status of evidence for a pre-existing clinical condition of heart failure, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—clinical evidence status (heart failure)

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Objective evidence
2No objective evidence

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Objective evidence is coded where a patient has current symptoms of heart failure (typically breathlessness or fatigue), either at rest or during exercise and/or signs of pulmonary or peripheral congestion and objective evidence of cardiac dysfunction at rest. The diagnosis is derived from and substantiated by clinical documentation from testing according to current practices.

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For each Person—concurrent clinical condition (acute coronary syndrome), code NN, the data elements Person—clinical evidence status(chronic lung disease), code N; Person—clinical evidence status(heart failure), code N; Person—clinical evidence status(stroke), code N; Person—clinical evidence status(peripheral arterial disease), code N; Person—clinical evidence status(sleep apnoea syndrome), code N must also be recorded.

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The most widely available investigation for documenting left ventricular dysfunction is the transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE).
Other modalities include:

  • transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE),
  • radionuclide ventriculography (RVG),
  • left ventriculogram (LVgram),
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

In the absence of any adjunctive laboratory tests, evidence of supportive clinical signs of ventricular dysfunction. These include:

  • third heart sound (S3),
  • cardiomegaly,
  • elevated jugular venous pressure (JVP),
  • chest X-ray evidence of pulmonary congestion.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAcute coronary syndrome data working group
Steward:Help on this termThe National Heart Foundation of Australia and The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Clinical evidence status, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (19.2 KB)

Has been superseded by Person—clinical evidence status (acute coronary syndrome related medical history), yes/no code N Health, Standard 01/10/2008

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 01/10/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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