Gender Differences in Patients with Heart Failure

@article{Strmberg2003GenderDI,
  title={Gender Differences in Patients with Heart Failure},
  author={Anna Str{\"o}mberg and Jan M{\aa}rtensson},
  journal={European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing},
  year={2003},
  volume={2},
  pages={18 - 7}
}
Aim: The aim of this literature review was to review and discuss the differences between men and women with heart failure with regard to epidemiology, aetiology, diagnostics, prognosis, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, and the impact of heart failure on psychosocial factors and healthcare utilisation. Method: Two primary health care resources, MEDLINE and CINAHL, were selected to review the current literature. In MEDLINE, 234 abstracts dealing with heart failure and gender/sex… Expand
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Quality of life and depressive symptoms in heart failure patients and their partners: the impact of role and gender.
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Determinants of Depressive Symptoms in Hospitalised Men and Women with Heart Failure
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Depressive symptoms are more common in women than in men, and in both men and women depressive symptoms are related to age and physical health. Expand
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