Stage B, a Pre-cursor of Heart Failure, An Issue of Heart Failure ClinicsBy
- Jay Cohn, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota, Medical School Minneapolis, MN, Editor of the Journal of Cardiac Failure
- Gary Francis, MD, Variety Club Research Center, Minneapolis, MN
In the joint American College of Cardiology /American Heart Association classification system, Stage B heart failure refers to patients with structural heart disease but no symptoms of heart failure. Preventing progression of heart failure in Stage B patients is a central concern to heart failure specialists, so two issues have been devoted to this topic. Part I focuses on an understanding of structural heart disease and the factors that cause progression from risk of heart failure to development of structural changes.
The Clinics: Internal Medicine
Published: March 2012