Table 2

Framingham8 HF phenotype criteria variables

Framingham HF phenotype criteria variablesCriteria
4.5 kg weight change over 5 days during hospitalisationMajor
Jugular venous distensionMajor
Hepatojugular refluxMajor
Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoeaMajor
OrthopneaMajor
Pulmonary basilar ralesMajor
S3 gallopMajor
Alveolar/pulmonary oedema on chest X-rayMajor
Cardiomegaly on chest X-rayMajor
Lower extremity oedemaMinor
HepatomegalyMinor
Dyspnoea—exertionMinor
Bilateral pleural effusionMinor
  • HF is diagnosed if the following are present: (1) two major criteria or (2) one major and two minor criteria.

  • HF, heart failure.