Circulation Journal
Online ISSN : 1347-4820
Print ISSN : 1346-9843
Cardiovascular Epidemiology in Asia
Epidemiology of Heart Failure in Asia
Yasuhiko SakataHiroaki Shimokawa
Author information
JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

2013 Volume 77 Issue 9 Pages 2209-2217

Details
Abstract

Heart failure (HF) is a global epidemic in health care and a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. In Asian countries, causes of mortality and morbidity have shifted or have been shifting from infectious diseases and/or nutritional deficiencies to lifestyle-related diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancers and diabetes, in conjunction with the transition from developing to developed countries during the past decades (so-called “the epidemiologic transition”). Because the effect of this epidemiologic transition varies among countries, the etiology, prevalence, management and outcomes of HF also differ among the countries. Thus, we need to assemble and comprehensively analyze the available evidence to date for daily HF practice in Asia and to systematically conduct future epidemiologic approaches to establishing appropriate prevention programs against the burden of HF in Asia. This review article will briefly update the epidemiology of HF in Asia.  (Circ J 2013; 77: 2209–2217)

Information related to the author
© 2013 THE JAPANESE CIRCULATION SOCIETY
Previous article Next article
feedback
Top