Table 2

INTERMACS Patient Profiles (20)

LevelDefinitionDescription
1Critical cardiogenic shock“Crash and burn”
2Progressive decline“Sliding fast”
3Stable but inotrope dependentStable but dependent
4Recurrent advanced HF“Frequent flyer”
5Exertion intolerant“Housebound”
6Exertion limited“Walking wounded”
7Advanced NYHA class IIIAdvanced NYHA class III

HF = heart failure; NYHA = New York Heart Association.