Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 3rd, 2006
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania report, "This study examines the gender effects on peak exercise oxygen consumption (Vo2 ) and survival in heart failure (HF) patients and their implications for cardiac transplantation."
S. Elmariah and colleagues explained, "The predictive value of peak Vo2 in women HF patients is poorly established but is one of the indicators used to optimally time cardiac transplantation in women. A total of 594 ambulatory HF patients (mean age 52±12 years, 28% women, mean left ventricular...
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