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Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Letter to the Editor: Sex-Specific Differences in Heart Failure: Pathophysiology, Risk Factors, Management, and Outcomes

      We congratulate Kristen Sullivan et al (
      • Sullivan K.
      • Doumouras B.S.
      • Santema B.T.
      • Walsh M.N.
      • Douglas P.S.
      • Voors A.A.
      • Van Spall H.G.C.
      Sex-Specific Differences in Heart Failure: Pathophysiology, Risk Factors, Management, and Outcomes.
      ) on writing a comprehensive review on “Sex-Specific Differences in Heart Failure: Pathophysiology, Risk Factors, Management, and Outcomes.” The authors should be appreciated for their commendable efforts to cover all the gender differences that exist in HF. However, we felt that the addition of a few important points could have enhanced the quality of the article.
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        • Sullivan K.
        • Doumouras B.S.
        • Santema B.T.
        • Walsh M.N.
        • Douglas P.S.
        • Voors A.A.
        • Van Spall H.G.C.
        Sex-Specific Differences in Heart Failure: Pathophysiology, Risk Factors, Management, and Outcomes.
        Can J Cardiol. 2021 Apr; 37 (Epub 2020 Dec 29. PMID: 33383166): 560-571https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2020.12.025
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