Heart failure falling in women but not in menBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7372.1054/a (Published 09 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1054
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
New cases of heart failure have declined steadily among women over the last 50 years but remain nearly unchanged among men.
The main reason for the difference between the sexes is that men and women tend to develop heart failure for different reasons, according to a new study. The report is based on the 54 year Framingham heart study (New England Journal of Medicine 2002;347:1397-444).
In the study Dr Daniel Levy of …