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Heart 95:1727-1731 doi:10.1136/hrt.2008.150177
  • Global burden of cardiovascular disease

Epidemiology and clinical management of cardiomyopathies and heart failure in China

  1. H Jiang,
  2. J Ge
  1. Department of Cardiology, Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  1. Correspondence to Professor J Ge, Department of Cardiology, Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. 200032; ge.junbo{at}zs-hospital.sh.cn
  • Accepted 21 November 2008
  • Published Online First 23 March 2009

Abstract

Heart failure (HF), a syndrome of clinical symptoms and signs, is the most serious and the final outcome of all heart diseases and as in other parts of the world it is a common cause for admission to hospital in the Chinese population. In this review the epidemiological data on cardiomyopathies, HF and current treatment for chronic HF among people living in China are summarised.

Footnotes

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and Peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.