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Heart Failure and Multimorbidity in Asia

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posted on 2023-05-17, 08:50 authored by N Ang, C Chandramouli, K Yiu, C Lawson, J Tromp

Purpose of the Review

Multimorbidity, the presence of two or more comorbidities, is common in patients with heart failure (HF) and worsens clinical outcomes. In Asia, multimorbidity has become the norm rather than the exception. Therefore, we evaluated the burden and unique patterns of comorbidities in Asian patients with HF.


Recent Findings

Asian patients with HF are almost a decade younger than Western Europe and North American patients. However, over two in three patients have multimorbidity. Comorbidities usually cluster due to the close and complex links between chronic medical conditions. Elucidating these links may guide public health policies to address risk factors. In Asia, barriers in treating comorbidities at the patient, healthcare system and national level hamper preventative efforts.


Summary

Asian patients with HF are younger yet have a higher burden of comorbidities than Western patients. A better understanding of the unique co-occurrence of medical conditions in Asia can improve the prevention and treatment of HF.

History

Author affiliation

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Current Heart Failure Reports

Volume

20

Issue

1

Pagination

24 - 32

Publisher

Springer Science and Business Media LLC

issn

1546-9530

eissn

1546-9549

Copyright date

2023

Available date

2023-05-17

Spatial coverage

United States

Language

eng

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