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Short-term recovery from cardiac surgery in women: suggestions for practice.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian Journal of Cardiology
0828-282X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
11
Pages
1367–1371
Identifiers
PMID: 9854518
Source
Medline

Abstract

Findings support recent conclusions that there are few differences between men and women in the recovery from cardiac surgery; however, the existing differences warrant serious consideration for changes in current clinical practice. Sex differences included women's poorer preoperative functional status, lesser social support and differences in the nature of work women return to following their surgery.

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