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Two papers have been published!

Turana Y, Tengkawan J, Chia YC, Nathaniel M, Wang JG, Sukonthasarn A, Chen CH, Minh HV, Buranakitjaroen P, Shin J, Siddique S, Nailes JM, Park S, Teo BW, Sison J, Ann Soenarta A, Hoshide S, Tay JC, Prasad Sogunuru G, Zhang Y, Verma N, Wang TD, Kario K; HOPE Asia Network. Hypertension and stroke in Asia: A comprehensive review from HOPE Asia.

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2020 Nov 15. doi: 10.1111/jch.14099. Epub ahead of print.

PMID: 33190399.

[Author's short message: Hypertension is the most prevalent risk factor found in Asia. Besides ethnicity that is associated with stroke incidence, both systolic, diastolic blood pressure, and blood pressure variability are correlated with stroke incidence. Increasing awareness and treatment adherence to hypertension, the leading risk factor of stroke, became the main goal in several countries in Asia.(Turana Y)]

Sukonthasarn A, Chia YC, Wang JG, Nailes J, Buranakitjaroen P, Van Minh H, Verma N, Hoshide S, Shin J, Turana Y, Tay JC, Teo BW, Siddique S, Sison J, Zhang YQ, Wang TD, Chen CH, Kario K.

The feasibility of polypill for cardiovascular disease prevention in Asian Population. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2020 Oct 21. doi: 10.1111/jch.14075. Epub ahead of print.

PMID: 33086429.

​[Author's short message: This article summarized the evidence-based clinical trials of polypill usage. The authors tried to discuss the pros and cons of using polypill strategy in low- to middle-income countries in Asia.(Sukonthasarn A)]


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