Table 3 : Distribution of causes of HF according to the gender.


Causes of HF Male (n=107) Female (n=157) Total (n=264) P value (by chi-square test)

Ischemic heart disease 40 (37.4%) 38 (24.2%) 78 (29.5%) --
Hypertensive heart disease 22 (20.6%) 43 (27.4%) 65 (24.6%) --
Dilated cardiomyopathy 23 (21.5%) 34 (21.7%) 57 (21.6%) 0.203
Cor-pulmonale due to COPD 14 (13.1%) 27 (17.2%) 41 (15.5%) --
Valvular heart disease 8 (7.5%) 15 (9.6%) 23 (8.7%) --

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