Heart failure woman

Does she make any difference?

Cristina Opasich, Federica De Giuli, Giuseppina Majani, Antonia Pierobon, Stefania De Feo

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Abstract

Significant differences between sexes may influence the prevalence, incidence and severity of the heart failure syndrome. These differences may also interfere with treatment and management. In this review sex differences and similarities have been analyzed focusing on epidemiology, drug therapy and psychological implications. Pathophysiological differences but also a selection bias are evident; such differences bear an influence on clinical management. Gender differences exist even in the health-related quality of life, depression and coping ability. No studies have been specifically designed to investigate gender differences and the exclusion of elderly persons (mainly women) from large trials may compromise the quality of their care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-16
Number of pages13
JournalItalian Heart Journal
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003

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Sex Characteristics
Heart Failure
Selection Bias
Quality of Health Care
Epidemiology
Quality of Life
Psychology
Drug Therapy
Incidence
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Sex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Opasich, C., De Giuli, F., Majani, G., Pierobon, A., & De Feo, S. (2003). Heart failure woman: Does she make any difference? Italian Heart Journal, 4(1), 4-16.

Heart failure woman : Does she make any difference? / Opasich, Cristina; De Giuli, Federica; Majani, Giuseppina; Pierobon, Antonia; De Feo, Stefania.

In: Italian Heart Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.01.2003, p. 4-16.

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Opasich, C, De Giuli, F, Majani, G, Pierobon, A & De Feo, S 2003, 'Heart failure woman: Does she make any difference?', Italian Heart Journal, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 4-16.
Opasich C, De Giuli F, Majani G, Pierobon A, De Feo S. Heart failure woman: Does she make any difference? Italian Heart Journal. 2003 Jan 1;4(1):4-16.
Opasich, Cristina ; De Giuli, Federica ; Majani, Giuseppina ; Pierobon, Antonia ; De Feo, Stefania. / Heart failure woman : Does she make any difference?. In: Italian Heart Journal. 2003 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 4-16.
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