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Circ J. 2008 Mar;72(3):489-91.

Impending epidemic: future projection of heart failure in Japan to the year 2055.

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Division of Cardiology, First Department of Internal Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan. okuray@med.niigata-u.ac.jp

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The future burden of heart failure in Japan was projected to 2055 in order to prospectively estimate of the number of these patients.

METHODS AND RESULTS:

The statistics are based on prevalence data of left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) in Sado City using the Sado Heart Failure Study (2003) and population estimates from the Japanese National Institute of Population and Social Security Research Report (2006). The number of Japanese outpatients with LVD was 979,000 in 2005, and is predicted to increase gradually as the population ages, reaching 1.3 million by 2030.

CONCLUSION:

LVD is expected to precipitate a future epidemic of heart failure in Japan.

PMID:
18296852
DOI:
10.1253/circj.72.489
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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