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

Stefania de Feo, Cristina Opasich

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Abstract

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
Volume4
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003

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Heart Failure
Survival
Quality of Health Care
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Uncertainty
Clinical Trials
Incidence
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Prognosis
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Comparison of the outcome in men and women with chronic heart failure. / de Feo, Stefania; Opasich, Cristina.

In: Italian Heart Journal, Vol. 4, No. 8, 08.2003, p. 511-513.

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de Feo, S & Opasich, C 2003, 'Comparison of the outcome in men and women with chronic heart failure', Italian Heart Journal, vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 511-513.
de Feo, Stefania ; Opasich, Cristina. / Comparison of the outcome in men and women with chronic heart failure. In: Italian Heart Journal. 2003 ; Vol. 4, No. 8. pp. 511-513.
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