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Primary Prevention of Heart Failure in Women.

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Daubert, MA; Douglas, PS
Published in: JACC Heart Fail
March 2019

The incidence of heart failure (HF) is increasing, particularly among women, and constitutes a rapidly growing public health problem. The primary prevention of HF in women should involve targeted, sex-specific strategies to increase awareness, promote a heart healthy lifestyle, and improve treatments that optimally control the risk factors for HF with reduced ejection fraction and HF with preserved ejection fraction. Epidemiological and pathophysiological differences in both HF subtypes strongly suggest that sex-specific preventive strategies and risk factor reduction may be particularly beneficial. However, significant gaps in sex-specific knowledge exist and are impeding preventive efforts. To overcome these limitations, women need to be adequately represented in HF research, sex differences must be prospectively investigated, and effective sex-specific interventions should be incorporated into clinical practice guidelines. This review summarizes the existing evidence that supports the primary prevention of HF in women and identifies potential strategies that are most likely to be effective in reducing the burden of HF among women.

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JACC Heart Fail

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EISSN

2213-1787

Publication Date

March 2019

Volume

7

Issue

3

Start / End Page

181 / 191

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Women's Health
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • Stroke Volume
  • Sodium-Glucose Transporter 2 Inhibitors
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Primary Prevention
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Myocardial Ischemia
 

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Daubert, M. A., & Douglas, P. S. (2019). Primary Prevention of Heart Failure in Women. JACC Heart Fail, 7(3), 181–191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2019.01.011
Daubert, Melissa A., and Pamela S. Douglas. “Primary Prevention of Heart Failure in Women.JACC Heart Fail 7, no. 3 (March 2019): 181–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2019.01.011.
Daubert MA, Douglas PS. Primary Prevention of Heart Failure in Women. JACC Heart Fail. 2019 Mar;7(3):181–91.
Daubert, Melissa A., and Pamela S. Douglas. “Primary Prevention of Heart Failure in Women.JACC Heart Fail, vol. 7, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 181–91. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jchf.2019.01.011.
Daubert MA, Douglas PS. Primary Prevention of Heart Failure in Women. JACC Heart Fail. 2019 Mar;7(3):181–191.
Journal cover image

Published In

JACC Heart Fail

DOI

EISSN

2213-1787

Publication Date

March 2019

Volume

7

Issue

3

Start / End Page

181 / 191

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Women's Health
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • Stroke Volume
  • Sodium-Glucose Transporter 2 Inhibitors
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Primary Prevention
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Myocardial Ischemia