Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Sex differences in early dyspnea relief in the RELAX-AHF study

Sex differences in early dyspnea relief between men and women hospitalized for acute heart failure: insights from the RELAX-AHF study

Literature - Meyer S, Teerlink JR, Metra M, et al. - Clin Res Cardiol. 2017;106(4):280-292

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In the RELAX-AHF study, women had better early dyspnea relief and improvement in general wellbeing compared with men, even after adjustment for age and LVEF. In-hospital and post-discharge clinical outcomes were similar between men and women.


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