Heart Failure Diagnosis – Pride Score

Decision

Dx of AHF

Population

Clinic, Hospital, Emergency Department

Components

Points:

  • 1 – Age >75 years
  • 2 – Orthopnea
  • 1 – Lack of cough
  • 1 – Current loop diuretic use
  • 1 – Rales on lung exam
  • 2 – Lack of fever
  • 4 – Elevated NT-proBNP
  • 2 – Interstitial edema on CXR

Score

Likelihood of HF:

  • 0-5: low
  • 6-8: Intermediate
  • 9-14: High

Reference

The 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Heart Failure Management Guidelines Update: Focus on Acute and Chronic Heart Failure. Society Guidelines. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol XX, 2012.  http://www.onlinecjc.ca/article/S0828-282X(12)01379-7/fulltext