Gender-related differences in clinical status in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation
Aim of the study was to evaluate gender-related differences in clinical status in patients with persistent non-valvular atrial fibrillation who were undergoing electrical cardioversion. Materials and Methods: We have examined 141 patients with persistent NVAF who were undergoing electrical cardioversion. Patients were examined: general clinical methods, assessment of clinical symptoms and background heart disease, BMI calculation, measurement of blood pressure, determination of laboratory parameters. All patients underwent ECG and transthoracic echocardiography. Patients were divided into two subgroups depending on gender. Results: Women with atrial fibrillation, which had sinus rhythm recovered by the electrical cardioversion, are older than men, they have a combination of several comorbid diseases and a higher risk of thromboembolic complications. Their clinical status is characterized by more symptomatic manifestations of arrhythmia, more severe HF and a significant renal impairment. Men are more prone to bad habits (smoking and alcohol abuse).
How to cite this article:
Pysarevska KO. Gender-related differences in clinical status in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(8):85-88.