Can NYHA's classification of "dyspnea" be used in pneumology?

Some of my professors said that NYHA's classification can only be used in the cardiological context, whiles others said that it can also be used in pneumology. So what is the universally accepted protocol, really?

Authored By Aerosus 2 on Monday 1st April 2013

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Peter Calvert
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Medical Student - Lancaster
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Posted over 7 years ago

I haven't looked at the evidence, but I strongly suspect that the NYHA criteria has only been studied in patients with heart failure.

While the actual descriptions probably give a reasonable assessment of severity in lung pathology, there p

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Krishna Shroff
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Posted over 7 years ago

I think for Pneumology, the MRC Breathlessness scale is to be used.

http://www.nice.org.uk/usingguidance

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