Because the association of cardiovascular (CV) disease risk factors and biomarkers with heart failure (HF) risk in men and women is unclear, our researcher Navin Suthahar performed a new analysis on four community-based cohorts. The conclusion: CV risk factors are strongly and similarly associated with incident HF in both sexes, highlighting the similar importance of risk factor control in reducing HF risk in the community. His research has been published in the renowned Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).
As shown below, there are subtle sex-related differences in the predictive value of individual biomarkers, but the overall improvement in HF risk estimation when included in a clinical HF risk prediction model is limited in both sexes. Risk factor control is important regardless of sex!