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Heart Failure During Physical Therapy Interventions

Published: January 2020
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  • 18 pages
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About the Authors
Additional Information
  • Key Action Statements
  • Tables
    • American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) Stages and NYHA Functional Classes of Heart Failure
    • Checklist of Education Items to Discuss Verbally and in Writing With Patient and Caregiver
  • Algorithms 
    • Patient With Heart Failure Evaluated by a Physical Therapist
    • Patient With Heart Failure and Signs of Decompensation
    • Stability
    • Dosage of Physical Therapy Interventions in Heart Failure
  • Figures
    • Self-Assessment and Action Plan on Warning Symptoms of Heart Failure Decompensation
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The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.


This pocket guide attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It is applicable to specialists, primary care, and providers at all levels. This pocket guide should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. The ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician after consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool.

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