Less severe heart failure

Here you'll find our current definition of the critical illness, additional condition or child specific condition we cover. We've also listed any previous definitions we may have had. With each new definition we've highlighted what's changed from the previous definition.

Current definition

March 2022 (ACC)

Less severe heart failure

A definite diagnosis by a consultant cardiologist of failure of the heart to function as a pump. There must be evidence of the following:

  • permanent and irreversible limitation of function to at least Class III of the New York Heart Association classification; and
  • permanent and irreversible ejection fraction of more than 39% and less than 50%

Previous definitions

No previous entries for this condition