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The PREFER in AF registry has also shown that women experience a greater burden of symptoms compared to men and that treatment with oral anticoagulation is similar in both genders.1

Women were found to have a 65% lower ager and coutry-adjusted risk of coronary revascularisation at one year compared to men, and a 40% lower risk of acute coronary syndrome, and a 20% lower risk of chronic heart insufficiency/reduced left ventricular ejections fraction. There was no evidence that men and women differed in stroke, transient ischaemic attack, arterial thromboembolic events and major bleeding events over one year.

Reference

1. Schnabel RB et al. Gender difference in clinical presentations and predictors of one-year outcomes in atrial fibrillation. Abstract 2069. Eur Heart J 2016;37 (Abstract supplement):603.

Published on: October 19, 2016

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