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 Chakravarthy 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 Jiunn Liang Yap and Michael Ross Macdonald and Authur 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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