Gender aspects on survival among patients admitted to hospital with suspected or diagnosed heart failure.
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Objectives and design. There are conflicting data on gender differences in survival among heart failure (HF) patients. We prospectively assessed gender differences in survival among 930 consecutive patients (464 [49.9%] women, mean age 76.1 +/- 10.1 years), admitted to hospital with suspected or diagnosed HF. Results. Overall, women had lower unadjusted mortality hazard ratio (HR) than men: HR 0.827; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.690-0.992; p = 0.040. Adjusted HR was 0.786; 95% CI 0.601-1.028; p = 0.079. Unadjusted mortality was significantly higher among patients with a discharge HF diagnosis, compared to those without: HR 1.330; 95% CI 1.107-1.597; p = 0.002; adjusted p = 0.289. Women and men with a discharge HF diagnosis had similar survival: unadjusted HR 1.052; 95% CI 0.829-1.336; p = 0.674; adjusted HR 0.875; 95% CI 0.625-1.225; p = 0.437. Women had lower mortality risk among patients without a discharge HF diagnosis: HR 0.630, 95% CI 0.476-0.833, p = 0.001; adjusted HR 0.611, p = 0.036. Conclusion. Prognosis was poor among patients hospitalised with suspected or diagnosed HF. Among all patients, women had better survival, whereas both sexes had similar survival when the HF diagnosis was certified.
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|Journal||Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Internal Medicine Research Unit (013242520), Emergency medicine/Medicine/Surgery (013240200), Cardiology Research Group (013242120)