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Study: Women Have Lower Risk of Death from Heart Disease

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(OXFORD, England) -- Women have a lower risk of death from heart failure, according to a new report.

The study, published by the European Journal of Heart Failure on Thursday, was conducted on 41,949 heart patients. The data was gathered from 31 studies of 28,052 men and 13,897 women.

After three years of patient follow-up, the study found that 25.3% of women and 25.7% of men died with the disparities more marked as the age of patients increased.

The reason for the disparities are attributed in part to the better response of women’s hearts to injury as well as the higher risk of death for patients with reduced ejection fraction, more common in males, reports HealthDay.

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