Are There Any Significant Differences Between Females and Males in the Management of Heart Failure? Gender Aspects of an Elderly Population With Symptoms Associated With Heart Failure
2009 (English)In: JOURNAL OF CARDIAC FAILURE, ISSN 1071-9164, Vol. 15, no 6, 501-507 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: An increasing interest has been shown in potential l., 11 With heart failure (HF), a serious condition for the individual. To evaluate whether there are any differences ill the prevalence of HF, cardiac function, biomarkers. and the treatment of HF with respect to gender. Methods and Results: All persons ages 70 to 80 in a rural municipality were invited to participate ill the project 876 persons accepted. Three cardiologists evaluated the patients including a new history, clinical examination. electrocardiogram, chest x-ray. blood samples. and Doppler echocardiography to assess both Systolic and diastolic function. The patients were followed during a mean period of 8 years. Conclusion: Females hypertension more frequently and included fewer smokers than their male Counterparts. A Female preponderance was seen in those with preserved systolic function. whereas males predominated among those with systolic dysfunction. During the follow-up period, 20% of the males and 14% of the females died of cardiovascular diseases. The results did not show any inferior treatment of females with HF. but it clearly was more difficult to correctly classify female patients presenting with symptoms of HE
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 15, no 6, 501-507 p.
Heart failure, treatment, elderly, gender perspective
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20001DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2009.01.010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-20001DiVA: diva2:232461
Urban Alehagen, Anne Ericsson and Ulf Dahlström, Are There Any Significant Differences Between Females and Males in the Management of Heart Failure? Gender Aspects of an Elderly Population With Symptoms Associated With Heart Failure, 2009, JOURNAL OF CARDIAC FAILURE, (15), 6, 501-507.
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