Congestive heart failure in women: focus on heart failure due to coronary artery disease and diabetes
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
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.
Kimmelstiel, Carey and Goldberg, Robert J., "Congestive heart failure in women: focus on heart failure due to coronary artery disease and diabetes" (1990). Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations. 231.