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Epidemiological Features of Cardiovascular Disease in AsiaOpen Access

State-of-the-art Review

JACC: Asia, 1 (1) 1–13
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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Asia. To combat the harmful impacts of CVD on public health in Asian countries with more effective strategies and actions, it is crucial to understand the current epidemiologic features of CVD in Asia. Through a systematic study and analysis of various timely data on CVD epidemiology in Asian countries from multiple sources, this state-of-the-art review provides an overview of the important epidemiologic features of CVD in Asia. Current and future challenges in CVD prevention implied by the epidemiologic features in Asian countries are highlighted and discussed in this review.

Highlights

Comprehensive data for the current features of CVD epidemics in Asia are lacking.

This review provides an overview of the epidemiologic features of CVD in Asia.

Current and future challenges and requirements for CVD prevention in Asian countries are addressed.

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