Women with heart failure (HF) appear to have better survival than men irrespective of ejection fraction, according to a large meta-analysis. The mortality rate for women with HF was 25%, compared with 26% for men with HF, during 3 years of follow-up. In those with non-ischemic, compared with ischemic, disease, the better prognosis associated with female gender was more marked.

 Abstract: European Journal of Heart Failure, May 2012.