Killip Classification (Acute Myocardial Infarction)

The Killip classification system is used in individuals with an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), in order to risk stratify them. Individuals with a low Killip class are less likely to die within the first 30 days after their myocardial infarction than individuals with a high Killip class.

Class Description
I Includes individuals with no clinical signs of heart failure
II Includes individuals with rales in the lungs, an S3 gallop, and elevated jugular venous pressure
III Describes individuals with frank pulmonary edema
IV Describes individuals in cardiogenic shock

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