Heart Failure Treatment more Effective for Women
Researchers in California have discovered that a new treatment to prevent heart failure is actually more effective in women than in men. This new study presented to the New England Journal of Medicine has outlined the fact that more women will benefit from the new treatment and most researchers believe that this has to do with the biological differences in the cardiovascular system.
The new heart failure treatment deals with a device that is very similar to a pacemaker but has far more benefits. Many people all over the world suffer from a rapid heartbeat issue that creates problems within the cardiovascular system. When the heart beats faster it is harder on the heart and when it refuses to slow down then the heart must be shocked back into a normal pattern.
Now doctors have found that if they implant the small device near the heart it can send the necessary shock to the heart to get the heart beating on a normal basis again without having to use a defibrillator.
However, the devices that are implanted have been found to be most effective in women, most often because their immune systems do not fight back against the device as much as the male body. While the California researchers are still not sure why this happens they are pleased that they have the data to pass along to the hospitals in the US that are currently using this device for their heart failure patients.
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