The unadjusted one-year survival rates for heart transplant candidates on waiting lists were 73% for men and 70% for women, according to data presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America. But after accounting for age and other factors, women were at 10% greater risk of death or severe illness. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators and other ventricular assist devices may be underused among women, researchers found.
On waiting list for hearts, adjusted death risk for women is higher
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