Navigation Links
Women With Heart Failure Treated as Well as Men: Study
Date:8/23/2011

TUESDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Women suffering from heart failure receive roughly the same quality of care as men in hospitals that follow American Heart Association guidelines, according to a new study.

Even though women admitted for heart failure were generally older than men (average age 74 vs. 69), women were no more likely to die in the hospital.

"We've previously had little data on the quality of care women hospitalized with heart failure receive in the hospital, and we had no idea if they were receiving the same quality of care as men," study author Dr. Liviu Klein, a cardiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, said in a news release. "We're happy to find that, for the most part, they are."

The study is published in the Aug. 23 issue of the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Researchers examined the records of nearly 100,000 patients treated for heart failure at 247 hospitals over the course of five years. All of the hospitals followed the American Heart Association's "Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure Program," which calls for hospitals to take steps to improve heart failure care. Those steps include prescribing certain medications, running certain tests and giving information on lifestyle changes and post-discharge self-care.

The study found that women were as likely as men to receive written discharge instructions, certain medications such as beta blockers and counseling to quit smoking.

However, women were less likely to receive a measurement of how well the heart pumps blood, implantable defibrillators or blood thinners. That's worrisome, researchers said, because women have a higher risk for stroke as a result of atrial fibrillation.

Women were also more likely to have hypertension, but less likely to have coronary disease or renal insufficiency than men.

The study's authors concluded that more research is needed to explain the gender differences in lengths of hospitalizations and treatments for patients with heart failure.

Nearly 6 million Americans suffer from heart failure, a condition in which the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should.

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health provides more information on heart disease in women.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, August 23, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Mental Illness Affects Women, Men Differently, Study Finds
2. Weight Gain Hits Women After Marriage, Men After Divorce: Study
3. Large weight gains most likely for men after divorce, women after marriage
4. Overweight Women Believe Loved Ones Judge Them More Harshly Than They Do
5. BU identifies contributors to high incidence of breast cancer in African-American women
6. U.S. Women Using Dangerous Weight-Loss Pill 2 Years After Recall
7. Depressed Women Could Face Raised Risk of Stroke
8. Women Born After Great Depression Had More Children, Study Finds
9. Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men
10. Study finds marked rise in intensely sexualized images of women, not men
11. Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Women With Heart Failure Treated as Well as Men: Study 
(Date:10/13/2017)... Nevada (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Hemp CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil ... required and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... N.J. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The ... Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across ... personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in ... awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ... enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of ... announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 ... Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: , Otomagnetics ... enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. Cisplatin and ... For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose limiting toxicity. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... OBP Medical , a leading ... today announced regulatory approval from Brazil,s ... Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to market ... with integrated LED light source and smoke evacuation ... of a tissue pocket or cavity during surgical ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Denmark , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound ... in the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug ... for regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage ... set to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people ... Learn more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/25/2017)...   Montrium , an industry leader in ... IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness Conference ... Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization (CRO), ... to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve compliance ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: