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Heart failure diagnosis: gender gap revealed

A new report reveals that while men surveyed waited on average 3.6 weeks for their diagnosis from their initial GP visit, women waited on average just over 20 weeks – a near-six-fold increase.

Using new analysis of 2018/19 Hospital Episodes Statistics and patient survey findings, a new report reveals that while men surveyed waited on average 3.6 weeks for their diagnosis from their initial GP visit, women waited on average just over 20 weeks – a near-six-fold increase.

Female patients are waiting significantly longer to be diagnosed with heart failure than men, a new report has revealed, with delays associated with poorer quality of life, financial losses, mental health issues and avoidable deaths.

An early and accurate diagnosis of heart failure is critical to ensuring rapid access to treatment, reducing the risk of longterm complications and preventing early deaths. Heart Failure: The Hidden Costs of Late Diagnosis, by Roche Diagnostics and leading heart failure charity, the Pumping Marvellous Foundation, analyses patient survey findings from Censuswide and 2018/19 Hospital Episode Statistics. It highlights the missed opportunities of diagnosis and the staggering reality of some patients’ experiences.

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