Skip to Content

Killip

 

Definition: Classification of patients with acute myocardial infarction according to the severity of concomitant signs of heart failure to estimate mortality risk.. Class I: no heart failure, Class II: pulmonary rales, elevated jugular venous pulse or S3 gallop present, Class III: frank pulmonary edema usually with significant hypoxia, Class IV: cardiogenic shock with significant hypotension. In the original report, Killip class I was associated with a mortality of 6%, while Killip class IV was associated with a 67% mortality rate.

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide