Women with coronary artery disease are 2.7 times more likely to develop HF than men 
Ischemic heart disease is the most common cause of HF for men and for elderly women 
Increased body mass index (BMI) has been shown to be slightly more significant in woman than men in the development of HF .
Men are more likely to have an ischemic etiology
For non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, women tend to have a higher left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) 
Myocardial infarction increases the risk of developing heart failure for women more than it does for men [9,10]
Hypertension is a more significant risk factor in women [11
Treatment of hypertension can reduce the risk of heart failure by up to 50%. Therefore, the advancements made in hypertension treatment over the last 50 years have had more of an impact on heart failure prevalence in women than in men 
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11. Jessup, M. and Pina, I. L. Is it important to examine gender differences in the epidemiology and outcome of severe heart failure? The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2004;127:5 1247-52