Chronic heart problem mortality rates 'differ between genders'

8 March 2012

Women with heart problems could be at a lower risk of losing their lives because of their health issues, new research has established.

According to a study which analysed more than 40,000 subjects, it was deemed that women who suffer from chronic heart failure generally live for a longer time than their male counterparts.

In order to come to such a conclusion, the research focused on 31 randomised and observational studies involving 28,052 men and 13,897 women, with each individual having been diagnosed with chronic heart failure.

Upon analysing the data over a three-year period, the Meta-Analysis Global Group in Chronic Heart Failure study, which was published in the journal European Journal of Heart Failure, found a gap in mortality rates depending on gender.

Over the three years, 25.7 per cent of males passed away compared to 25.3 per cent of women. These figures represent a death rate of 137 deaths per 1,000 patient years in men, in contrast to just 135 deaths per 100 patient-years in women.

The research follows on from a study conducted by a team led by Dr John Canto, director of the chest pain center at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, which suggests that symptoms of heart problems differ significantly between men and women.

Posted by Edward Bartel

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