Regional and ethnic differences among patients with heart failure in Asia: the Asian sudden cardiac death in heart failure registry.

@article{Lam2016RegionalAE,
  title={Regional and ethnic differences among patients with heart failure in Asia: the Asian sudden cardiac death in heart failure registry.},
  author={Carolyn S. P. Lam and T. K. Teng and Wan Ting Tay and Inder S. Anand and Shu Zhang and Wataru Shimizu and Calambur Narasimhan and Sang Weon Park and Cheuk-Man Yu and Tachapong Ngarmukos and Razali Omar and Eugene B Reyes and Bambang Budi Siswanto and Chung-Lieh Hung and Lieng Hsi Ling and Jonathan Yap and Michael Ross Macdonald and Arthur Mark Richards},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={37 41},
  pages={
          3141-3153
        }
}
AIMS To characterize regional and ethnic differences in heart failure (HF) across Asia. METHODS AND RESULTS We prospectively studied 5276 patients with stable HF and reduced ejection fraction (≤40%) from 11 Asian regions (China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand). Mean age was 59.6 ± 13.1 years, 78.2% were men, and mean body mass index was 24.9 ± 5.1 kg/m2. Majority (64%) of patients had two or more comorbid conditions such as… CONTINUE READING
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