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Prendergast HM, Reddy K, Latayan MB, Bunney EB, Schlichting A. Gender differences in presentation, management and disposition of heart failure patients in the emergency setting. The Internet Journal of emergency Medicine 2004; 2(1): 1-8.

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  • TITLE: Gender Effects on Acute Heart Failure

    AUTHORS: Arnon Blum, Rizak Sirchan, Lital Keinan-Boker

    KEYWORDS: Gender, Heart Failure, In Hospital Death

    JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol.2 No.3, July 19, 2011

    ABSTRACT: Background: Congestive heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization in the elderly. Little is known about gender effect on baseline characteristics and in-hospital outcome in patients admitted with acute heart failure. Our purpose was to study the gender effect on in-hospital mortality in acute heart failure patients. Methods and Results: A prospective study [143 patients, 67 men (73.9 ± 13.8 years old) and 76 women (77.8 ± 10.1 years old) (p = 0.059)] followed in-hospital outcome of patients with acute heart failure admitted to the hospital. Clinical parameters included body mass index (BMI), ankle brachial index (ABI), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), re-admissions within 1 year, and in-hospital mortality. The gender effects that were studied included height, BMI, smoking, coronary artery disease, LVEF and mortality: in total, 9 (6.3%) patients died, of them 8 (10.5%) women and 1 (1.5%) man. Women were shorter (p