Congestive heart failure in women: focus on heart failure due to coronary artery disease and diabetes

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Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine



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Medical Subject Headings

Coronary Disease; *Diabetes Complications; Female; Heart Failure; Humans; Incidence; Male; Sex Factors; Survival Rate


Bioinformatics | Biostatistics | Epidemiology | Health Services Research


Congestive heart failure (CHF) is an important clinical syndrome. Evidence from several observational studies suggests sex-related differences in the incidence and prognosis of CHF, particularly in the setting of coronary artery disease. Women appear to be more prone than men to develop heart failure late after myocardial infarction as well as in the peri-infarction period. Additionally, diabetes mellitus appears to promote heart failure to a greater extent in women than in men.

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Citation: Cardiology. 1990;77 Suppl 2:71-9.

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