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Heart Health

15 September 2010

Gender Differences Seen After Aortic Valve Surgery

Enlarged hearts shrink faster in women, researchers find

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The German researchers said their study of 53 female (average age 72) and 39 male (average age 67) patients found that heart enlargement regressed faster in the women than in the men after aortic valve replacement. This may be because of genetic differences that cause men's hearts to develop more fibrous tissue after surgery.

 

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