What is the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) classification for angina?
Developed for grading of angina pectoris …
- Can walk more than 2 blocks or up 1 flight of stairs
- Can walk less than 2 blocks or up 1 flight of stairs
- Pain at rest
Class IV is further classified into …
- Pain resolved with intensified medical therapy, now stable on oral medication
- On optimal oral therapy with pain still occurring minimal provocation
- Pain monitoring and parenteral medications and/or intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation
It was originally described in a letter to the editor published in Circulation and subsequently adopted clinically and in many clinical trials.
Campeau L. Grading of angina pectoris(Letter). Circulation. 1976;54:522-523.