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Women vs. men: Gender-based research at ESC 2012

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 3:12pm
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Women with heart failure are less likely to receive treatment, more likely to survive TAVI and less and more prone to stroke than men, according to research presented at the 2012 European Society of Cardiology Congress.

European Society of Cardiology Congress 2012

 Men and women have similar in-hospital death rates, but women get less treatment
Male and female patients with acute heart failure have similar in-hospital mortality rates and stayed in the hospital for similar amounts of time, but women were less likely to receive percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass graft surgery or intra-aortic balloon pump support.

Women generally present at an older age, higher systolic blood pressure, and a higher heart rate, according to the Alarm-HF study, which included nearly 5,000 patients hospitalized with AHF in Europe, Latin America and Australia.

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