Heart failure in women

Clara I. Saldarriaga

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Resumen

Introduction: Heart failure is a highly prevalent disease, and an estimated 50% of cases present in women. Objective: To review the current concepts that highlight the differences in the epidemiology, clinical presentation, treatment and prognosis of heart failure in women. Methods: A systematic review of the literature using the PUBMED, EMBASE and Scielo databases. Results: Women present most often with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Peripartum cardiomyopathy is an etiology unique to females, in which women often present a lower functional class and worse quality of life, despite having a lower mortality. Conclusion: Heart failure in women is a challenge for the health care system. Traditionally, women have been underrepresented in clinical trials, and there are barriers to accessing health care.
Idioma originalEspañol (Colombia)
Páginas (desde-hasta)120-124
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónRevista Colombiana de Cardiologia
Volumen25
DOI
EstadoPublicada - ene. 2018
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Optimal medical treatment
  • Woman

Tipos de Productos Minciencias

  • Artículos de investigación con calidad Q4

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