Heart failure as a general pandemic in Asia

Hiroaki Shimokawa, Masanobu Miura, Kotaro Nochioka, Yasuhiko Sakata

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Heart failure (HF) is an epidemic in healthcare worldwide, including Asia. It appears that HF will become more serious in the near future, with the epidemiological transition and ageing of the population. However, in contrast to Western countries, information on HF epidemiology is still limited in Asia, particularly in South Asia. In this review, we will briefly summarize available information regarding the current and future burden of HF in Asia, which indicates the importance of both primary prevention of underlying diseases of HF and secondary prevention, including management of ischaemic HF, HF with preserved EF, and HF in the elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)884-892
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Heart Failure
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 1


  • Ageing
  • Asia
  • Heart failure
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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