Isolated systolic hypertension in Asia

Tsung Ying Tsai, Hao Min Cheng, Shao Yuan Chuang, Yook Chin Chia, Arieska Ann Soenarta, Huynh Van Minh, Saulat Siddique, Yuda Turana, Jam Chin Tay, Kazuomi Kario, Chen Huan Chen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is the most common type of essential hypertension in the elderly and young adults. With rapid industrialization and population aging, the prevalence of ISH in Asia will rise substantially. Asian populations have distinct epidemiological features, risk factors and are especially vulnerable to ISH. There is a pressing need for Asian countries to formulate their unique strategies for control of ISH. In this review, we focus on the (1) epidemiology and pathophysiology, (2) risk factors and impact on outcomes, and (3) treatment goal and strategy for ISH in Asia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-474
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Hypertension
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • Asia
  • hypertension
  • isolated systolic hypertension


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