Heart failure in women is different than in men; should treatment be different?
Ure Mezu, MD
Cardiology Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Corinne Bott-Silverman, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Eileen Hsich, MD
Director, Women’s Heart Failure Clinic, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Address: Eileen Hsich, MD, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, F25, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACTWomen with heart failure differ from their male counterparts in a number of ways, including etiology, pattern of cardiac remodeling, and prognosis. They may even respond differently to medical therapy. But until prospective, sex-specific studies show that we should do otherwise, we recommend that women with heart failure be treated the same as men, according to established guidelines.