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    Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Angina Grade

    Classifies severity of angina.
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    Initially developed to standardize the definition of terms used in CAD and CABG studies, analogous to the NYHA classification for heart failure; was not intended to prognosticate outcomes.

    Angina with strenuous/rapid/prolonged exertion at work or recreation only; no angina with ordinary physical activity, e.g. walking, climbing stairs
    Ordinary activity slightly limited: angina with walking/climbing stairs rapidly, walking uphill, walking or stair climbing after meals, in cold/wind, under emotional stress, during few hours after awakening, walking >2 blocks on level ground, or climbing >1 flight of stairs at normal pace and normal conditions
    Marked limitation of ordinary physical activity: angina with walking 1-2 blocks on level ground or climbing 1 flight of stairs at normal pace and normal conditions
    Inability to carry on any physical activity without discomfort; anginal syndrome may be present at rest

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    Dr. Lucien Campeau

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    Lucien Campeau, MD, (d. 2010) was both a clinician and cardiology professor at the Université de Montréal in Quebec, Canada. He was also a co-founder of the Montreal Heart Institute in Quebec and was president of the Montreal Cardiac Society. Dr. Campeau’s research focused primarily on aortocoronary bypass grafts and coronary angiographies.

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