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JAPANESE LANGUAGE PODCAST: Gender Differences in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

JAPANESE LANGUAGE PODCAST: Gender Differences in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Do we need to better understand gender differences in order to understand the pathophysiology of heart failure? Yes, according to a new study by Nakada et al. In the Japanese version of this dual language podcast, listen as Associate Editor Masafumi Kitakaze interviews lead author Yoshihiko Saito (Nara Medical University) and guest expert Tomoko Ichiki (Mayo Clinic) about the work by Saito and colleagues, which analyzed the differences in prognostic power of plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in men and women, as well as gender differences in age and ejection fraction distribution among heart failure patients. How do the results of Saito and colleagues, which clearly show that the pathophysiology of heart failure differs between men and women, impact potential clinical treatme [...]

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