Gender differences in left ventricular function at rest and with exercise in asymptomatic aortic stenosis.

@article{Legget1996GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in left ventricular function at rest and with exercise in asymptomatic aortic stenosis.},
  author={M. E. Legget and Johanna Kuusisto and N L Healy and Mikihiro Fujioka and Rebecca G Schwaegler and Catherine M. Otto},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={131 1},
  pages={94-100}
}
In 29 women and 53 men with asymptomatic aortic stenosis, two-dimensional (2-D) and Doppler echocardiography were performed at rest and immediately after treadmill exercise testing to examine gender differences in left ventricular geometry, systolic and diastolic function, functional status, and exercise capacity. Aortic stenosis severity was similar between men and women. Women reported more functional impairment than men (88% +/- 14% vs 95% +/- 7%; p = 0.02). When indexed to body surface area… CONTINUE READING