Comparison of the outcome in men and women with chronic heart failure

Stefania de Feo, Cristina Opasich

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Recent studies have suggested some gender-related differences in the incidence, quality of care, response to therapy, and outcome in heart failure patients. The majority of studies have proposed a better survival for women compared to men. However, the under-representation of women in clinical trials leads to some uncertainty regarding the survival benefit. Some data suggest the possibility that ACE-inhibitors may be less beneficial in women as compared to men. Beta-blockers seem to be effective both in women and men. Further studies are needed to clarify whether these differences may have a pathophysiological basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-513
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Heart Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003


  • Heart failure
  • Prognosis
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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