Heart failure among South Asians: a narrative review of risk, nature, outcomes and management

Heart Failure Reviews, 05/08/2012

The review highlighted the under–representation of South Asians in heart failure (HF) trials, meaning that evidence–based recommendations tailored to this specific population are limited. This is an important consideration because ethnic differences in response to medication have been reported; it cannot be assumed that treatments shown to work for Caucasians will be efficacious for those from minority ethnic groups.

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